Ars Technica heeft een artikeltje gebouwd over de VMWare WinNT beta. VMWare is een proggie waarmee je vanuit Linux of NT een andere OS kunt emuleren/simuleren. Of zoiets:
Seriously though, a lot of what he has to say is relevant to this product, but for those of you too damn lazy to read it, VMWare is a PC "emulator" (emulator is in quotes because, well, it's not really an emulator, but it's like one). It runs in Linux or Windows NT and simulates an entire PC (well the portions of one that are currently implemented) in such a manor that you can install and run another OS onto the virtual PC. Pretty nifty, eh? VMWare can only be hosted, that is run, from within Linux or NT. The program, once running, can run NT, Linux, and Windows 9x. Although VMware is interested in supporting as many x86 OSes as possible, they say that they have no plans to support the BeOS right now.
The remarkable thing is that while VMWare does slow your system down, it doesn't bring you to an unusable level (at least not on my PII 400 with 128MB RAM…). Were you expecting a PC emulator that doesn't stick you with a performance hit?
Best wel kewl of niet? Ik kan me voorstellen dat dit ideaal is als 'zandbak' waarmee je met Linux te klooien. Check Ars voor de preview.