[R] optimal windows R machine
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Oct 18 11:10:12 CEST 2001
On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Agustin Lobo wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Tim Churches wrote:
> > Mark Myatt wrote:
> > >
> > > Bob Porter <rjporter at mindspring.com> writes:
> > >
> > And why not set up you machine to at least dual boot into Linux as an
> > alternative to Windows XP?
> > Tim Churches
> Another alternative is using VMware for switching between
> Windows and Linux with no reboot. You can even have both the
> dual boot and the VMWare acces to Windows from within Linux.
> See http://www.vmware.com/support/ws3/doc/ws30_disks4.html
Have you tried that yourself? You get a very slow Windows machine.
Win4lin is faster, but you only get a Windows 98 emulation. Everyone I
know who has tried those routes has abandoned them, and either reboots or
has a second main box, one for each OS, and switches between them.
I reboot: it takes about a minute.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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