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Virtual PC Vs VMware

Discussion in 'Software' started by UCHEEKYMONKEY, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Q) Is ther a differnce between VPC and VMW software?

    Q) Do they both do the same things and just made by different companies?

    Q) Which do you use and why?
     
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  2. Bluerinse
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    - VMWare because i am used to it.

    Overall i believe VMWare is a superior product as it supports more advanced functions and more different virtual operating systems.

    For a more in-depth analysis we will have to wait for our resident expert. Ryan where are you?
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    Short answers from me at the moment:

    1. There are slight differences, VMware does has more functionality (eg VMware can import VPC images, VPC can't import VMW images, etc)
    2. More or less, yes, they do about the same thing.
    3. I use Virtual PC, why? Personal pref, no other reason. I sometime use VMware, but again it's personal pref.

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    Main things that make VMWare superior to me are a better GUI, and the ability to run Linux etc.
     
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    Thanks Everyone for your reply's:rocks :thumbleft :clap
     
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  6. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    How many virtual environments can you set up in these programs or does this depend on how big your hard drive is?

    Also would it be possible to setup a virtual environment that acts like a DNS server with the ability to setup file sharing to PC's in the environment?
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    Answers:

    1. It depends on the size of your HDD and amount of ram that you have and it does help to have a good processor

    2. Yes, you can create a total virtual test environment (does not interact with any other system), a semi virtual environment (your virtual environment interacting with a non-virtual environment) and/or your virtual servers/PC's interacting with a real live environment (MS is currently debating whether or not to include this in the up coming MCTS Longhorn Exams, this would fall under Virtualization).

    -Ken
     
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    UCM - see this link, its old but still gives a good review
     

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