[svlug] Tax software? and VMWare
washford at cs.stanford.edu
Tue Mar 24 15:23:26 PST 2009
Because while the VMware component might be so efficient as to not be
present, Windows XP is still running in addition to the application
required. That cannot be as efficient as only running the application
still loves VMs
2009/3/24 Daevid Vincent <daevid at daevid.com>:
> "Not very efficient"?? Howso?
> VMWare works like a champ! And you'll have no compatibility issues (as you
> may with WINE), you'll get full support from the Tax software people (since
> you can fully claim you're running it under Windows XP), and VMWare runs
> nearly as fast as raw metal -- especially in today's CPUs with multiple
> cores and GB of RAM. Not to mention snapshots are invaluable. If you are
> unsure of what to do next, just snapshot it (which dumps in the background
> even), try it, and if it's not the result you wanted, just revert like it
> never happened!
> Plus with the newer versions (not sure about the Linux VMware hosts) you can
> run an XP application in a window like it's any other X/Gnome/KDE
> application on your desktop. "Unity" or "Fusion" or something they call it.
> Makes working with non-homogeneous environments seamless.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Ward <bill at wards.net>
> To: paulz at ieee.org
> Cc: svlug at lists.svlug.org
> Subject: Re: [svlug] Tax software?
> Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 16:07:09 -0700
> It should work under Crossover Office (pro version of wine) and therefore,
> likely to work under wine itself but without the commercial support. Check
> codeweavers.org for their list of supported apps.
> As for vmware, anything should work there once you put Windows itself into
> the VM. Not very efficient, mind you...
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