Monday, April 07, 2008

Is this the coolest thing EVER?!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tried VMWare Fusion?

-Kevin

Phil Crawley said...

Yes - used it for a while - this is an order of magnitude more developed/better integrated/faster!

James Clarke said...

Err I guess if you are a Mac guy that wants to run an old version of outlook it's cool :-)

Phil Crawley said...

Well you Microsofties may have access to something us mere mortals can only dream of....
Isn't Office 2007 the current flavour?
XP in this VM is faster/more stable than Vista running on the metal! I forgot how fast files could copy over a LAN!

James Clarke said...

No comment :-) Yea O2007 is the latest that was a cheap shot anyways. Which virtualization solution are you running in the picture? Does it do GPU emulation?

Phil Crawley said...

It does provide pretty good graphics performance - I can play HD video in the VM full screen with only a few dropped frames (SD is fine) and Halo runs as playably as on the metal.
I think that (like the newest version of VMWare Fusion) it exploits the Hyper-V capability of the Core2-Duo chip. Your pals in the server division know all about that - I believe that a Hyper-V version of Server 2008 is almost ready?