VMware or VirtualPC

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by :::-:::, Jun 26, 2005.

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  1. :::-:::

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    Which one is better? Please tell me about your experience WITH THE LATEST VERSIONS of these programmes.

    In particular: do certain programmes crash the vm or refuse to run (e.g., Norton Antivirus)? Are there problems with certain commercial software protectors (like ASProtect)? Is the vm stable? Can you easily drag & drop files from the host machine to the vm (w/o any crashes)? How much hd space/memory does it use? How slow is the vm?

    Many tia.
     
  2. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

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    I don't know exactly (I don't use either of them), but although linux support in vpc should be viable technically, it is not recommended or supported by MS.
     
  3. diginsight

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    We have compared VMware Workstation and GSX with MS Virtual Server. We have chosen VMware Workstation, because GSX is more expensive and Virtual Server doesn't support Windows 2000 host O/S.

    We have chosen Windows 2000 host O/S, because we don't want to use the XP host O/S and we have more experience and licenses for 2000 than 2003. According to some sources Windows 2000 is also lighter on resources, but I haven't verified this.

    We have chosen Windows 2000 SP4 as our guest O/S.

    I can't comment on functionality, because the project has been halted.
     
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