On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 3:50 PM, Juergen Lock <n...@jelal.kn-bremen.de>wrote:

> In article <d356c5630904240925y25a2ec11m429e57001880c...@mail.gmail.com>
> you write:
> >On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Matthias Apitz <g...@unixarea.de>
> wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> Subscribed in a FreeBSD mailing list in Spanish, I've got a pointer to
> >> this software:
> >>
> >> http://win4bsd.com/wp/win4bsd-free-for-non-commercial-use/
> >>
> >> Any comments about or test results in compare with Qemu?
> >> Thx
> >>
> >>        matthias
> >> --
> >> Matthias Apitz
> >> Manager Technical Support - OCLC GmbH
> >> Gruenwalder Weg 28g - 82041 Oberhaching - Germany
> >> t +49-89-61308 351 - f +49-89-61308 399 - m +49-170-4527211
> >> e <matthias.ap...@oclc.org> - w http://www.oclc.org/
> >> http://www.UnixArea.de/
> >> People who hate Microsoft Windows use Linux but people who love UNIX use
> >> FreeBSD.
> >> _______________________________________________
> >>  <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
> >
> >
> >I played with win4bsd for awhile.  It works well for normal desktop usage.
> >Unfortunately, virtual os setups do not handle complex data analysis of
> >extremely large data sets well.  I think it has to do with memory
> >usage/management.  Otherwise, I liked win4bsd a lot.
>
> Well I haven't actually tried win4bsd, only researched about it one the
> web a little once and noticed it seems to be based on an old version
> of qemu (it still uses kqemu 1.3.* not 1.4.* like current qemu - which
> btw is the only reason I haven't removed the old kqemu from ports and
> renamed the new one, i.e. emulators/kqemu-kmod still is the old one.)
>
>  Now does that mean current qemu is better/more stable than win4bsd if
> all you want is emulate something like xp?  I don't know...  (Maybe the
> win4bsd folks have incorporated other fixes that aren't in qemu yet?
> At least they certainly seem to have added features...)
>
>  Cheers,
>         Juergen
>

I used an early version of win4bsd.  It was a no-brainer to install!  The
win4bsd folks did very well in this regard.

Andrew
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