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Old 03-04-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
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Question vmware performance on a debian gnome desktop

debian system :
xp 2800+
1 gig ram
prefetching etc on

Vmware running win2k. Will it bog the system down too much?
If so, would it help to use a more lightweight DE/WM other than Gnome, something like fluxbox maybe?
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I don't think will have any problems, that system is quite capable of running vmware without any noticeable impact.
Just give vmware enough ram so it wont have to use disk cache.
Old 03-05-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
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I was thinking at one point of having a seperate login just using xwm to access the virtual machine, but then I thought I might as well dual boot then. Who knows, I'll give it a shot one of these days. From what I can remember I can go so far as to split what ram I have, 512 each for linux and the virtual machine. I've ran both on systems in that range, but I wonder about how well the processor will handle it. Just something like zsnes sitting ide on pause sucks up about 50% of my processor while I try to go on to other things.


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