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 PostPost subject: Re: vmWare or Virtual PC?        Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:55 am 
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On the host OS, Virtual PC installs to like thirty megs. VMWare? about a gig :cry:


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 PostPost subject: Re: vmWare or Virtual PC?        Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:53 pm 
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On the host OS, Virtual PC installs to like thirty megs. VMWare? about a gig :cry:

whats so bad about it?

it offers great features and hard disks arent expansive any more... 8-)


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Namronia wrote:
mappy wrote:
On the host OS, Virtual PC installs to like thirty megs. VMWare? about a gig :cry:

whats so bad about it?

it offers great features and hard disks arent expansive any more... 8-)

it's not really a problem, i guess..

it's probably the same reason i use xp instead of vista. whether it's a good reason or not doesn't really matter, but it's kinda embarrassing to see programs that install to that kind of size, when you can get comparable functionality in something orders of magnitude smaller. I'd call it sloppy programming, but i've never touched the source of anything remotely as low as an x86 emulator, so i'll hold my tongue.


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 PostPost subject: Re: vmWare or Virtual PC?        Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:05 am 
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If size is your reason for not using VMware, go with VirtualBox, not as feature packed as VMware but a great virtualisation program and only around 50MB.


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 PostPost subject: Re: vmWare or Virtual PC?        Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:51 pm 
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Virtual PC is definitely a stepdown in features. But in functionality it works just fine.

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 PostPost subject: Re: vmWare or Virtual PC?        Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:28 pm 
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It depends on what do you want to do on your virtual machine. I personally use VirtualBox (freeware), but I have used both in the past. VMware is powerful and full of features, but I have not used many of them so if you're just looking for something to quickly emulate Windows up to XP, I'd choose VirtualBox. VPC is a no-go for me, because although it is slightly easier to use, VirtualBox has more features and support for linux and other systems. If you want to emulate a powerful machine and/or record, choose VMware.


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 PostPost subject: Re: vmWare or Virtual PC?        Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:02 pm 
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Use vmware player... It has the same performance as Workstation, and I always preferred it over VirtualBox for some reason...
Maybe cause it has the vmware logo, idk way :P

www.vmware.com/products/player


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 PostPost subject: Re: vmWare or Virtual PC?        Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:46 am 
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Of course VMware. Vmware is faster and have more features such as 3D game support.
But Virtual PC is more compatible with older versions of Windows.
My Windows Chicago doesn't work on VMware but perfectly fine on Virtual PC.


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 PostPost subject: Re: vmWare or Virtual PC?        Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:50 am 
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I also run VirtualBox, although I did have some issues getting it to run some chromium os nightlies. Then again, I can't say it they would have functioned on VMWare, but I did get my MBP to boot them.


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 PostPost subject: Re: vmWare or Virtual PC?        Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:18 pm 
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I agree. VirtualBox provides many functions, although it is free. I use it myself and it works reliably

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 PostPost subject: Re: vmWare or Virtual PC?        Posted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:11 pm 
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VirtualBox supports Virtual PC's VHD and VMware’s VMDK format, and is open source. It also supports more OSs then Virtual PC.


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