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VMware Player Hack

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Post Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:42 pm

VMware Player Hack

Quoted from the tutorial site:

VMware Workstation has always been (and still is) a commercial product, and you have to pay a fairly large sum to get your hands on it, but VMware have now released a free application dubbed “VMware Player”, which can run virtual machines produced by VMware and a few other companies. Yet, with some simple hacks, we can use VMware Player to run any x86 Operating System we like.

http://linux.wolphination.com/?p=18

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Post Wed Jan 04, 2006 1:43 am

Re: VMware Player Hack

I noticed that VirtualPC is a bit sluggish. Is VMWare the same way?
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Post Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:32 pm

Re: VMware Player Hack

its very memory intensive you need at least 1GB or ram if you're using windows as your Host OS to get any real performance.
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Post Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:04 pm

Re: VMware Player Hack

Something I've done in the past is create my virtual machines using Microsoft's free Virtual Server R2 (BTW - VirtualPC is also free now) and then run them using VMware Player for better performance. Plus, this way it's all free!

Be cautious. If you do this (run a MS created VM in VMware), then don't keep switching back and forth between VMWare Player and MS VServer. After creation, pick one player and stick with it. I found conflicts with networking when I bounced back and forth.

Hope this helps,
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Post Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:34 pm

Re: VMware Player Hack

I never saw sluggish even before I went from 512 MB  to 1 GB RAM.
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Post Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:56 pm

Re: VMware Player Hack

what OS was the VM and how much memory did you give it?
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Post Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:18 pm

Re: VMware Player Hack

I was running Windows XP as the host on a laptop with 1GB of RAM. I left 512 for the host, 256 for an XP VM and 256 for BackTrack ISO.

Maybe it's me, but it seemed to run better using VMware player.

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