W7 + Mint 7 + XP + Mepis 8 at the same time

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W7 + Mint 7 + XP + Mepis 8 at the same time

Postby dyn » Wed Sep 23, 2009 07:47 UTC

Running with VirtualBox in Seamless mode. Both systems at same time.
Host is Windows 7, Guest is Mint 7.

Very cool, check the screenshot! :)

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Re: W7 + Mint 7 + XP + Mepis 8 at the same time

Postby dyn » Wed Sep 23, 2009 08:16 UTC

OK, 4 at once this time! I will try OpenSolaris and MacOS as well, but not now.

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Re: W7 + Mint 7 + XP + Mepis 8 at the same time

Postby AG » Wed Sep 23, 2009 16:40 UTC

wow. and you still have ram left?

how does it perform vs vmware?
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Re: W7 + Mint 7 + XP + Mepis 8 at the same time

Postby dyn » Wed Sep 23, 2009 17:47 UTC

Yes, it will actually just use memory you dedicate, sometimes even less, sometimes a bit more, depends on your settings, how much video memory, mounted stuff and so on. VirtualBox itself takes 30 + 5 MB on Windows system. I guess it's something similar on other systems. Memory you can see from the second screenshot above -- it was 1,4 GB for 3 virtual systems ( 256, 512 and 666 MB ). It could be less, both Linuxes run OK with less than 512 as well. XP is using only 70 MB or so, because it's optimized edition, but normal one can run OK on older systems with even less than 256 MB RAM.

I still need to explore diff settings, especially PAE/NX and Nested Paging, 3D acceleration and more than 1 CPU. But, so far it runs very well, seems very stable and i personally like it more than VMWare, but i didn't benchmark it or anything, just my preference.

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