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What virtual station do you use?
Innotek VirtualBox 14%  14%  [ 6 ]
WMVare Workstation 50%  50%  [ 21 ]
Microsoft VirtualPC 36%  36%  [ 15 ]
Parallels Workstation 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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Let's talk about the virtualisation software. Of cause it's the fastest and the safest way to install your collection beauty 8)

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Let's share our imagination, of what virtual station would be a better platform for what OS? :^)


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I prefer VMware. Very user friendly.

But, if there was for most hated, i'd nominate QEMU.
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Dr Eggman wrote:
I prefer VMware. Very user friendly.

But, if there was for most hated, i'd nominate QEMU.
(Sorry, but i dont like it, Tried it before.)
I wouldn't choose QEMU either, since it's creators probably don't care about Windows compatibility and probably test it with Linux only, which is annoying. I also had problems with DOSBOX, and they have the same kind of problem, which is that they only care about compatibility with a few products and OS's, and it was only since the 0.7 series when they started to show respect for Microsoft Windows.

Right now I use Bochs, however, I would rather be using Virtual PC.


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I've voted for "WMVare Workstation"
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Virtual PC, free and fast, although its Windows only


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I have voted on: WMVare Workstation (Yes, the topic maker got it wrong)

Also i use VPC 2007 together.
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I prefer VirtualPC for Windows OS. For others, like Linux VMWare is better imo. For old system, like Windows 1, I use Bochs.

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In my opinion, Qemu should be in available choices, as it can run OSes for non x86 processors (PPC, MIPS, SPARC, ...). It can even run 64 bit OSes on 32 bit hosts.

Of course, I suppose that other OSes doesn't only mean other Windows versions for you...

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 PostPost subject: He =)        Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:37 pm 
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oops! sorry, for that "WMVare" lol :P :D

I'll just can say about an VirtualBox. It has an opportunity to increase a virtual memory, so sometimes it's critical for Longhorn's WDM :P

But VMware does it fasted, am i right? :|

And what about the Qemu :^) I wonder if it will emulate IA-64 8-|

Does someone had a practice to run an operational systems for Itanium-based processors on x86?


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For me, the best is Virtual PC 5.1 and 2007. Virtual PC 5.1 for old systems, 2007 for new systems.

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VirtualBox ftw!

I only hate it (and Bochs) because both guru meditates when booting Windows CE 5, after the loader, at the black screen.

Same thing making very very high HDD activity in Puppy Linux 3.01 and when Windows 95 boots, before the UI and after the boot screen (VirtualBox has encountered a problem and needs to close).


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In my opinion, Qemu should be in available choices, as it can run OSes for non x86 processors (PPC, MIPS, SPARC, ...). It can even run 64 bit OSes on 32 bit hosts.

Of course, I suppose that other OSes doesn't only mean other Windows versions for you...

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Psshh, thats impossible! 64-bit on 32-bit processor? I need to see it to believe it.

Still hate QEMU and Love VMware (although with my experiences Bochs and VirtualBox i can say there good.)

But, if someone got QEMU on PSP (MIPS Processor) and if it did an exeptionally good job THEN and only THEN would i use/like QEMU.

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Psshh, thats impossible! 64-bit on 32-bit processor? I need to see it to believe it.

It is possible, I managed to run XP Pro x64 on my old P4 laptop in the x64 emulation version of QEMU - it emulates the 64-bit CPU rather than virtualises it. Vista/Server 2008 crash while booting on it though, only XP/2003 work.

Edit: found a screenshot I made of it, must have been at least a year ago as I still had my old laptop and XP as my OS then:

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Woah, are you serious!?!?!?

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Still don't like it tho. Not to say that someone hasn't ported it to the psp.....yet.

Anyway, maybe its useful for that, but i Still love VMware (who doesn't!)

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Anybody know if
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Anybody know if
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128059
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Isn't it the CPU that VT is a feature of? - ie the board will support it as long as it supports CPUs like the C2D that have VT.

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@Firewave, Vista:
Yes, VT is a CPU feature.

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Yes, it is possible to emulate x86_64 on x86 and run Windows XP/2003 (same code base)/x64 on Qemu, it is also possible to emulate IA64 and run Linux/ia64 on Simics.

My choice would be VMware, followed by VirtualBox, Qemu and Simics.


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My choice is VMWare purely because I find it a lot faster.

Now I have a core2duo, I am thinking of trying to run linux and getting into it a little more. Its something I've wanted to do for a long time but running it as for running it as a main OS, I don't think I'm quite ready for it yet, so a VM copy will be great.

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@Firewave, Vista:
Yes, VT is a CPU feature.

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Yes, it is possible to emulate x86_64 on x86 and run Windows XP/2003 (same code base)/x64 on Qemu, it is also possible to emulate IA64 and run Linux/ia64 on Simics.

My choice would be VMware, followed by VirtualBox, Qemu and Simics.


I have a question about Intel's VT, or even AMD's Pacifica

Does it actually make emulation of a guest OS faster in any way? Or does it just enable some features. I'm new to Intel processors, as the last one I used was a P3 in ~2005

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I prefer VMWare Workstation myself, when i tried the Beta, it was pretty cool, I just don't like Unity from it though, Compared to Virtualbox's Seamless Mode, it's boring


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