[R] R or S+ !

Bill Simpson wsimpson at gcal.ac.uk
Tue Mar 23 15:52:09 CET 1999

On Mon, 22 Mar 1999, John Logsdon wrote:

> Perhaps a better way, if your colleagues are unfortunate enough to have to
> work in M$win, is to get VMware.  This sits on a host system (Linux or, if
> you have to, NT) and enables one or more virtual machines to be set up,
> each completely independent of the other.  It therefore enables you to run
> at more or less full speed any i86 operating system - W95, W98, NT, Linux,
> FreeBSD, Solaris Intel, DOS, etc (are there any more?).  Thus you could
> have NT on Linux or W95 on Linux, different flavours of Linux running all
> on the same machine, a few proper DOS machines, a FreeBSD for testing, or
> whatever you want.  It sets up a virtual platform sharing all devices as
> necessary and is seen as a separate machine with it's own IP number etc
> both within the host system and by any external machines that are
> permitted to see it.
This sounds similar to vnc, which is free (I think even under GPL):
vnc also works on Macs.


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