Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Virtualization/WinXP
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 2010 20:01:41
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Virtualization/WinXP by The Doctor
1 On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 9:25 AM, The Doctor <drwho@××××××××.net> wrote:
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5 > Mark Knecht wrote:
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7 >> The last time I looked at this (maybe a year ago?) I decided that the
8 >> vmware-workstation would let a home user run something like two
9 >> instances without charges. Not free in that I'm limited to something
10 >> specific but no cost. (Is that free beer? It certainly doesn't sound
11 >> like Free Speech...)
12 >
13 > There is also a 60-day time limit on the un-paid-for version of VMware
14 > Workstation, as I recall.
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16 > - --
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18 > The Doctor [412/724/301/703]
20 I got VirtualBox up and running with XP but nothing much more
21 yesterday as I ran into XP licensing issues again with M$ and sort of
22 backed off.
24 I tried vmware-workstation nearly a year ago and it worked but I
25 didn't have a real need for it so it languished on my system which
26 went up in smoke about 2 weeks ago. Yesterday I tried vmware-player
27 and found it played my Win XP/Kaspersky/SP2 images just fine. So far
28 all I've had to do was install SP3 and I seem to be good to go so I'll
29 use this until I run into a reason to change or have more time to work
30 with VirtualBox.
32 I haven't figured out what's up with vmware-player networking yet. I
33 can get to the web in a browser just fine, do updates through M$
34 Update, do GMail. It looks perfect. However WinSCP running in
35 vmware-player isn't yet finding other machines on my network. IIRC
36 there were different models of networking you could set up. I have to
37 go back and relearn that stuff but it's not critical to me until I
38 determine if the new machine is really fast enough to run TradeStation
39 and, very importantly, if the networking is stable enough and
40 transparent enough to allow me to connect to their network for real
41 futures trading. That will force me to dig in if it isn't OK right
42 now.
44 We'll see...Time will tell...Did you hear the about the guy who walked
45 into a bar...
47 - Mark


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