[SGVLUG] Any VMware users out there?
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Mon Mar 23 12:18:19 PDT 2009
VMware has its place in large server prod/dev environments. as Rae
mentioned you can use WINE, it works for me generally. The other
alternative is virtualbox, I use it at home and it actually interfaces a bit
better than VMserver.
there is even an option to grant full screen should you need it.
On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM, Rae Yip <rae.yip at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, NWN has a Linux port for the client and server:
> As for general VMware/virtualisation experience, you want a pretty
> hefty server to do the job well. Processes that are
> throughput-oriented should do fine, whereas latency-sensitive stuff
> will suffer.
> You might be better off setting up WINE if it supports what you want to
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:25 AM, Zack, James <JZack at unex.ucla.edu> wrote:
> > I use VMWare quite a bit, but not for applications as you list. For
> > basic server computing type things it works great, but I have never
> > tried anything so intensive. I did try to watch a video one time and it
> > wasa little choppy.
> > NWN can be run on Linux natively if I recall correctly. I never managed
> > to figure it out, but then I had a windows box.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: sgvlug-bounces at sgvlug.net [mailto:sgvlug-bounces at sgvlug.net] On
> > Behalf Of Emerson, Tom (*IC)
> > Sent: Monday, March 23, 2009 10:59 AM
> > To: 'SGVLUG Discussion List.'
> > Subject: [SGVLUG] Any VMware users out there?
> > I'm curious about how well (in terms of responsiveness) the "guest"
> > system(s) run under a Linux-hosted VMware system -- in particular,
> > windows XP. I won't be playing high-end point-n-shoot/run-n-gun games
> > (doom/unreal/etc.) as a guest -- I'm already fairly certain those will
> > have to be booted directly (oh, the everlasting search for
> > game-frame-rates well in excess of the physical capabilities of the
> > monitor...) But I might want to run a less-intensive game such as
> > neverwinter nights [at least, I don't think they ported a Linux client
> > for this...]
> > How is it for other, possibly intensive, applications such as video
> > editing (with Premiere)? (ultimately I'd like to do the video editing
> > within Linux itself, but I haven't found an NLE I like or understand
> > yet) [read "works with my setup and can do HD..."]
> > I suspect that non-intensive apps, such as visual studio, will be just
> > fine -- if anyone has direct experience, I'd like to hear about it [and
> > again, ultimately I'd like to use a native IDE, and on that front things
> > have improved - now if only they can finish a decent IDE for monobasic]
> > I'll be building a new system that I expect will provide far more
> > horsepower than I'll need :) [but not as much as I'd /want/ ;) ] so
> > running VM's should not be a big deal. What might be questionable would
> > be access to hardware (specifically, for burning data, particularly
> > video, to DVD or perhaps even blu-ray) -- are there any gotcha's here?
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