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Old 06-28-2006, 04:38 PM   #1
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Question Which Virtual Machine software is better for Linux?


I need to run full windows xp OS under virtual machine in linux environment,but I want to make sure the full stablity and reliblity and ease of install.

Does vmware workstation 5.5 better than win4lin ?

or others software?
 
Old 06-28-2006, 05:06 PM   #2
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It seems to me from my experience and from what i have read online that the best is WINE. It works for almost all windows apps and is continuing to make progress with the rest. It is stable and reliable.
 
Old 06-28-2006, 05:11 PM   #3
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I've been using VMWare Server and I've been very happy with it. It's easy to install and get everything running, plus it's free. Installing and running software through wine seems so much more complicated... Wine is probably more efficient if you apps will run on it though, since it's not running a whole new OS on top of linux. VMWare doesn't support any 3D-graphics stuff though, so be wary of that. I'd also say you should have at least a gig of RAM if you're going to run your software through VMWare. If you only have 512 you notice things go *really* slow, but with a gig you barely notice anything.
 
Old 06-29-2006, 02:36 AM   #4
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i would recommend vmware.

www.vmware.com

the server version is free.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 06:16 PM   #5
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vmware server.
 
Old 10-16-2006, 07:03 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by my-unix-dream
I need to run full windows xp OS under virtual machine in linux environment,but I want to make sure the full stablity and reliblity and ease of install.

Does vmware workstation 5.5 better than win4lin ?

or others software?
What do you need to run under VM that you can't run under Linux? Kinda like putting a Pinto engine in a Corvette. Almost any Windows app has a Linux equivalent that will work as well as the windows app(with games probably being the one big exception.

What exact programs do you need to run under VMware?

Crossover Office is a pretty good emulator.

IGF

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