From: Vincent Poy (vince_at_pele.WURLDLINK.NET)
Date: Mon Mar 27 2000 - 16:04:38 EST
On Mon, 27 Mar 2000, Michael Geary wrote:
> > > 320Mb RAM and you're running Windows 9x? Put Windows 2000 on
> > > that thing and you'll be at least twice as happy, probably more.
> > I would if Microsoft would run all the apps that I had... That's
> > the problem.
> I use VMware for stuff like that. App requires Win95--or would DOS 6 be
> better? No problem, you can set up as many virtual machines as you want.
> VMware supports these OSes in virtual machines: Win2K, NT4, Windows 3.1, 95,
> and 98, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, DOS 6, Red Hat, SuSE, Caldera, Corel,
> and TurboLinux, and FreeBSD 2.2x and 3.x.
Now that's pretty cool indeed. Does it require it's own partition
or does it just install in the Win2k partition?
> Each virtual machine operates like a physical machine on the inside--it has
> a Phoenix BIOS and boots from floppy or CD-ROM, etc.--but it runs as an
> application under the Windows 2000/NT4 or Linux host operating system on the
> physical machine. You can run multiple virtual machines at once and network
> them together with each other and with the host OS.
> If an app requires unusual hardware, VMware won't be the solution. It
> emulates fairly vanilla, typical PC hardware in its virtual machines. But if
> the app just requires an old or different OS, VMware is just the ticket. You
> can even get your app running in a virtual machine and then suspend it to
> disk, so you can just do a quick resume later on with the app already
> running--don't even have to boot up the virtual machine.
Hmm, but what about for things that MS will support in WinME but
not in Win2000?
> Sorry to be going on about it, but I'm a major VMware fan--it's one of the
> most useful pieces of software I have. They're at:
I bet it's cool. But a question is assuming I only had one NIC
card. Would this card actually be used by Win2k, the FreeBSD or is it
used by something else?
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