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Re: VMWare Server and CD-ROMS

The_10th
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Re: VMWare Server and CD-ROMS

Thanks for the info.
Are you saying that you have to cancel VMware tools all the time to access the CD Drive and then re-install to boost performance?
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VileReynard
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Re: VMWare Server and CD-ROMS

Well - I've never even looked at VMWare - as is apparent:-
Is the scenario where you load X-windows an instance where you are using VMWare in a Linux environment to run another *nix style environment?
Why would you want to bother installing X-Windows into a Windows environment?

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Re: VMWare Server and CD-ROMS

Quote from: PJ
In Linux you will probably want to get a x-window service running so that you can install it using the package manager.

Wuss, what's wrong with using the command line.
rpm -Ivh vmtools.rpm
grimme
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Re: VMWare Server and CD-ROMS

@PJ
Have you by any chance made any comparisons between vmware and virtualbox?
I have used virtualbox with a Windows XP host and have tried both an Ubuntu guest and a Mint guest. It seemed very easy to setup and not too slow using the guest OS.
I've not used vmware and wondered how it might compare to virtualbox.
VileReynard
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Re: VMWare Server and CD-ROMS

VMWare - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vmware
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_machine includes a list (and links) to lots of VM's.

The_10th
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Re: VMWare Server and CD-ROMS

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well VMWare Server is free ...

So is Virtualbox though. From what I have tried VBox seems less complicated to setup.
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Re: VMWare Server and CD-ROMS

I tried VMServer once but didn't like it as I found the mouse emulation to be a bit on the sluggish side.
I switched back to VMPlayer which is far more responsive (especially when you log into the VM via Remote Desktop Cheesy).
Apparently though, I'm one of the few people who ever experienced this odd phenomenom.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!