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144Re: [ntb-linux] Re: A 'Virtual' Solution?

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  • Lee Underwood
    Mar 8, 2008
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      I have a laptop that's a year old with 2GB of RAM, so it should work great. I'll let you know.

      Lee



      On Fri, 07 Mar 2008 22:18:05 -0000 "lm_hamilton" <lm_hamilton@...> wrote:

      | The problem with virtual solutions is that they do not work so well on
      | older PCs with lower RAM.
      |
      | The up side is that if you have a PC with the horsepower to give good
      | performance, this option can "solve" a lot of the issues, since the
      | native OS for a program is supported.
      |
      | I have heard about Virtual Box, but have not tried it.
      |
      | I have tried using Qemu. It seems to be a good option and Debian has a
      | GUI to help configure it. I got Win98SE running in Qemu on my 1GHz PC
      | with 256 MB RAM, needless to say, it is slowww. NoteTab worked, but I
      | did not try printing.
      |
      | What I like about using Wine is that it does not have the need for so
      | much RAM.
      |
      | At some point, I hope to be able to get a new PC that will have the
      | power to try these virtual environments and get a usable configuration.
      |
      | Larry
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