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I run Perl Training Australia [].

I help with Melbourne Perl Mongers.

I spend an awful lot of time talking about Perl, and have had my picture in the Australian newspapers with a camel. That's rather scary.

Journal of pjf (2464)

Wednesday July 07, 2004
11:45 PM


[ #19740 ]

It works! I've got Windows running inside Bochs, network and all. I still don't know how fast it is for the things that I want to use, as I've got a bazillion critical security patches to install.

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  • I found Bochs painfully slow on my Powerbook (867MHz, 640Mb RAM), almost to the point of being unusable. I have however had greater luck with Virtual PC, which while slow, depending upon the operating system installed in the virtual machine, is quite usable. I now keep a number of operating system installations and maintain a 'golden' version of these systems separate to my working version, so that the turn-around time from frying an installation is short.
    • Rob, it's good to see you still about. We've missed you at Melb.PM.

      I'm running Bochs on a fast machine (1.6GHz Centrino - roughly equal to a 2.2GHz P4), which I'm hoping will overcome the slowness of being an emulated machine. It's *still* installng service packs, and so far the biggest issue I've seen (besides speed) is that networking appears to drop out during high loads.

      I'm evaluating FOSS openings first before I go to commercial code. Given that my primary motivation for setting up a virtual

      • I'm running debian inside VirtualPC on a 1.4 Centrino and its doing really well. I tried out VMWare, but that is really heavy on your system even if you dont have it running, because it starts a dozen processes on machine startup.