How Many Virtualization Programs Are There?

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  1. DasFox

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    How many virtualization programs are there for Windows?

    So far all I know of are these:

    VirtualBox
    VMware

    THANKS
     
  2. lodore

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    virtual pc free download from microsoft.
     
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    LOL, sheesh I can't believe I forgot about Virtual PC... :eek:
     
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    VirtualBox looks like possibly a nice alternative to WMware...

    Parallels looks interesting too...
     
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    Well I tested VirtualBox and Parallels Workstation 2.2 and I wasn't that impressed.

    I had a hard time getting Parallels Workstation to resize it's window properly when you went from full screen back to the window, really terrible.

    VirtualBox really dragged on a test box I used, brought it to a crawl. You couldn't do anything with VirtualBox running and installing Windows98 was damm slow too, really bad...

    Thumbs down for me on both of these... :thumbd:

    VMware smokes these both... :thumb:
     
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    What are specs of your host computer?
     
  9. lodore

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    Hmm this doesn't talk good about VPC 2007:

    http://www.linux.com/feature/60742[/QUOTE]
    virtual pc is fine as long as you run windows operating systems.
    i couldnt successfully run a linux distribution on it.
    it gets stuck due to bad graphics.
     
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    P4 2.0ghz, 512MB ram...

    Yes ram is a bit on the low side, but I thought VirtualBox would still run ok, but not really on this low amount, I was hoping the CPU would of made up for it.
     
  11. Peter2150

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    VMvare would probably also be some what doggy on your machine. You really need more memory.

    Pete
     
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    virtual pc is fine as long as you run windows operating systems.
    i couldnt successfully run a linux distribution on it.
    it gets stuck due to bad graphics.[/QUOTE]

    I ran into graphics problems trying to run Linux in VPC also. I did get Suse to work somewhat but only at 800 x 600 resolution. I couldn't get Fedora to go at all. It kept automatically resizing to a resolution that VPC couldnt handle at the first of the install so I canned it and never bothered to try any other distros on it.
     
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    Yep, Virtual PC only works fine with Microsoft OSes and OS/2 (neither VMware nor VirtualBox handle OS/2 well enough)
     
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    In the past i managed to get some linux distros running under VPC but it wasn't a very nice experience. Virtualbox seems much more linux friendly, the only slight problem is some distros seem to have a problem with the hardware virtualization support.
     
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    I have to say VMWare is the king. :)
     
  16. DasFox

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    This was just a test box for VirtualBox because I didn't want to install it on mine.

    My specs are fine for Vmware this is my box specs:

    XP 3000+ 2.0Ghz
    PC3200 - 1GB
    Maxtor Maxline - 16mb cache drive
     
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    Yes Vmware does seem the best...
     
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