VMWare running XP under Windows 2000. Mandrake is installed in a dual-boot setup. Lycoris is under VMWare, but doesn't work too well (the fonts are garbled)...
VMWare is nice for testing out different OS's...tried Windows 2003 Server for a bit (Microsoft has a 180-day trail version). Nice, but very, very anal about security...you have to give it a reason to shut the system down. NOT a home OS...
Oh, and guess what boots faster: Windows 2000 or Windows XP under VMWare? I'll give you a clue: it's not my real os
your'e running VMWare in Win2K, and in VMWare you're running XP???
strange, i thought it was only for inter-OS: run Linux in Win/run Win in Linux.
it had never occured to me to run Win in Win using VMWare!
my guess is that winXP boots faster.
is there some catch here?
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the land of Mordor, where the Shadows lie
M.C. Escher - Reptilien
And yeah, XP boots faster...go figure.
It has it's advantages; for example, the old DOS game Duke Nukem 3D is very choppy under Win2K (seems to be a keyboard input issue with Win2K+DOS programs), but running Win98 w/VMWare and running Duke under 98 it plays great.
I selected WinXP, but I'm using
Win95 (2 PCs, not used much)
Win98 (first edition, 2 PCs)
WinXP (two PCs)
Mandrake Linux 9.1 dual-booting on one of the XP PCs (need to re-install due to HDD re-partitioning)
XP Pro on both my PCs.
It is truly an extemely stable OS, despite the fact that it is
People may love to hate Gates or MS, but they put out very good software (I like the fact that they all share very similar interfaces - I have seen some software by other companies that is clearly designed by developers who clearly weren't coordinated in their design of various screens and menu buttons etc. within the SAME app), including their OS.