[R] optimal windows R machine

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Oct 18 15:31:52 CEST 2001

>>>>> "AL" == Andy Liaw <Liaw> writes:

    AL> We did try VMware on one of our Linux boxes (dual P3 866 Xeon
    AL> with 2GB RDRAM).  It was unbearably slow!

(and others have responded similarly).

I think it depends on what you need.  It was fine for me, using MS
Word and MS Powerpoint, as well as for running (not developing) Java
GUI-based applications (which have not tended to be that fast on
Unix, unlike say non-GUI apps).

Of course, now that I've got someone else to support Windows Terminal
Server at both my places of work, it's a non-issue (using rdesktop to
point to whichever Terminal Server contains the files that I need to
work on...).

In addition, I do admit to being semi-incompetent at both MS
packages, mostly due to a severe case of Emacs finger bindings as well
as personal bias...


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