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Re: [SLE] VMWare, Win4Lin, and SuSE 7.2
  • From: Ron Cordell <roncordell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 19:40:51 -0400
  • Message-id: <200108232340.f7NNeqt24065@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The parallel port works. I have not tried the COM ports.

-ronc

On Thursday 23 August 2001 07:01 am, erik@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Hi.
>
> I just read your message. Does all your
> comports and parallelports works ??
>
> On 22 Aug 2001, at 21:19, Ron Cordell wrote:
> > Yes - I use VMWare Express because it was lots cheaper than VMWare
> > Workstation - I really did not want to pay $300 for Workstation. However,
> > I agree that Workstation runs much better than VMWare Express.
> >
> > On the other hand, VMWare Express does what I need it to do with Win98,
> > and the networking works just great between the Windows, Linux and
> > Solaris machines that I work with, both here and at customer sites.
> >
> > -ronc
> >
> > On Tuesday 21 August 2001 10:16 am, Derek Fountain wrote:
> > > > But in relating my problems on the list, someone clued me that if I
> > > > gave my guest WIN98 machine (under VMware) some more virtual memory,
> > > > things would get better. Instead of 48MB (default) I gave it 200MB.
> > > > (I have 512MB ram) Things got a whole lot better!
> > >
> > > Two not-so-secret secrets to decent Vmware performance: Windows NT/2000
> > > and lots of memory. I only ever ran NT/2K in mine until a few months
> > > ago when I found a piece of 98-only software I wanted to try. So I
> > > installed a temporary Win98 machine, and immediately understood what
> > > people are complaining about when they say it's slow. It was virtually
> > > unusable, yet Vmware/NT on the same box, given only 32MB of RAM, works
> > > reasonably well (as long as you only do one thing at a time with it!).
> > >
> > > And memory: the stuff is so cheap these days and extra 256MB is within
> > > most people's budgets. I upgraded from 256MB to 1GB last week and it
> > > cost less than 100UKP. I can now give the Win2K machine 256MB and it
> > > really is sweet. Well, as sweet as such a dubious OS is ever likely to
> > > be... ;)
> >
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> Med venlig hilsen -Best regards.
> Erik Jakobsen - erik@xxxxxxxxxxx

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