Ummm.... I don't think a challenge match is terribly useful or important.
Everyone's experience is gonna be different. I'm just sharing what I have
experienced. The things you describe are unfortunate (and probably could
have happened under plain ol' Winders! :) ) I don't necessarily think
that means virtualization as a whole is a dead duck. I also use VMWare
player on the lab machines here for specialized purposes and it's been
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On Wed, 25 Mar 2009, Andrew Hendrickson intoned:
AH:Okay, challenge match:
AH:Set up Windows XP SP2 under Parallels, then try to upgrade it to SP3.
AH:Or, try to upgrade Parallels Desktop 3 to version 4.
AH:You'll find out just how fragile the house of cards really is.
AH:On Mar 25, 2009, at 2:19 PM, David Houston wrote:
AH:> On Wed, 25 Mar 2009, Andrew Hendrickson intoned:
AH:> AH:I'd also add that I've used all three products and have found the whole
AH:> AH:implementation of virtual Windows under MacOS to be a very fragile house
AH:> AH:cards. One that I would really prefer not to have to support in any
AH:> AH:widespread manner and would thus discourage site licensing for.
AH:> I'll chime in on this as well. I have been running Win XP SP2 under
AH:> VMWare server under RHEL for maybe 2? years and honestly, it is very
AH:> I would say that if you have the option to do so, a dual boot system makes
AH:> the most sense. In my experience, WinXP (and I am just getting Vista
AH:> going) often seems to run better....
AH:> David Houston
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