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    Re: need a good xp emulator

    Quote Originally Posted by majorburt View Post
    ...i really don't want to torrent(ie: www.thepriatebay.se) a copy....
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    Re: need a good xp emulator

    Wine will run most windows utilities and some games well.

    You can get it here.

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    Lightbulb Re: need a good xp emulator

    Wine offers the best performance.

    But if you want to go the path of virtualisation, then VMWare player (which is also free) offers much superior performance compared to VirtualBox.

    Check the comparison on Phoronix: "VMware Virtualization With OpenGL Still Smacks Oracle VirtualBox":

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...lbox_osx&num=1
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    Re: need a good xp emulator

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    Re: need a good xp emulator

    Quote Originally Posted by wiebeest View Post
    Check the comparison on Phoronix: "VMware Virtualization With OpenGL Still Smacks Oracle VirtualBox":
    Those benchmarks are on a Mac OSX host though.

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    Question Re: need a good xp emulator

    Quote Originally Posted by markbl View Post
    Those benchmarks are on a Mac OSX host though.
    Hmm, yes, now that you mention it. My bad.

    But could the mentioned performance benefit through vmware over virtualbox also count for Ubuntu as a host?

    Googling for "ubuntu host vmware player versus virtualbox" seems to provide the same outcome over- and over again.
    Vmware wins performance-wise. Not so many results though with an Ubuntu/Linux host.

    From my own experience. A few months ago I had problems with running an older Windows XP game properly through Wine (The Godfather 1 the game).
    Since it's actually quite an older directx9 game, I figured it could possibly run through a virtual windows xp setup.
    And indeed, it certainly did run better in virtualbox than native under wine, but it ran even more better (read: faster fps-wise) through vmware.


    So it's definitely something for majorburt to have a look at in comparison.
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    Re: need a good xp emulator

    Quote Originally Posted by wiebeest View Post
    Hmm, yes, now that you mention it. My bad.

    But could the mentioned performance benefit through vmware over virtualbox also count for Ubuntu as a host?

    Googling for "ubuntu host vmware player versus virtualbox" seems to provide the same outcome over- and over again.
    Vmware wins performance-wise. Not so many results though with an Ubuntu/Linux host.

    From my own experience. A few months ago I had problems with running an older Windows XP game properly through Wine (The Godfather 1 the game).
    Since it's actually quite an older directx9 game, I figured it could possibly run through a virtual windows xp setup.
    And indeed, it certainly did run better in virtualbox than native under wine, but it ran even more better (read: faster fps-wise) through vmware.


    So it's definitely something for majorburt to have a look at in comparison.
    totally forgot about this thread!

    does vmware require a disk of the OS like with VirtualBox?


    ps: I might end up marking this thread as solved depending on if i want to peruse this further. i cant seem to find the Zune software that supports the ZuneHD anymore.
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    Re: need a good xp emulator

    Yes. Both use a virtual disk and need to be loaded via CD.
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    Re: need a good xp emulator

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Yes. Both use a virtual disk and need to be loaded via CD.
    do you know of any trustworthy sites where i can get an image of one of the OSes (either full or trial)?
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    Re: need a good xp emulator

    Here's an interesting thread I remember reading a few weeks ago about Ubuntu and Zune:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2079916
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