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Virtualization: Vista a disaster on Linux

Honestly, why on earth would you need Vista. It just has cool colors and nothing else. I really don't have that kind of time to test it on Virtualization platforms. Randy apparently did have some time and this is what he had to say...

As with Vista under Windows-based VMware, the Vista-on-Ubuntu VM was slower than it should have been. But whereas the former configuration was as much as 50% slower than its equivalent native performance delta – as measured between Windows XP and Vista on bare hardware – indicated it should be, the Vista-on-Ubuntu scenario showed a 93% slower result. In other words, if the delta between XP and Vista running natively is ~2x, and the delta for the same OS configurations under Windows-hosted virtualization is ~2.5x, then the delta under Ubuntu is ~3x.

Go figure or better yet like david Letterman would say "don't go there"


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