[R] optimal windows R machine
andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu Oct 18 15:16:10 CEST 2001
We did try VMware on one of our Linux boxes (dual P3 866 Xeon with 2GB
RDRAM). It was unbearably slow!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 5:10 AM
> To: Agustin Lobo
> Cc: R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] optimal windows R machine
> On Thu, 18 Oct 2001, Agustin Lobo wrote:
> > 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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