Le jeudi 16 février 2017 08:45:36 UTC+1, William a écrit :
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 11:26 PM, Emmanuel Charpentier
> > Dear list,
> > The trade-offs are not obvious. No solution dominates the other. But
> > solutions explored here (WSL vs Cygwin) seem to dominate the VM
> Did you try actually using a VM on this computer?
Huh ? I have "only" 4 GB of RAM, to share (to *dedicate*) to boith systems.
Even if Windows may run on 2 GB RAM, I doubt that VM+Linux+Sage+whatever is
needed to serve Jupyter would run on 2 GB RAM. Crawl, maybe..
Using the "old" notebook might be better here (the browser could run on the
Windows side. But the main problem is the *dedication* (*fixed* allocation)
of resources to each system.
Hell, I don't even know how many execution threads my CPU has...
Less important, but still a hurdle : configuring network-like
communications between the two machines. I know how to do this from Liux,
but I'm nit so at ease in Windows (I don't even know if Windows Home will
let me create the necessary pseudo-adapter, aka tun device in Linux
More generally : I'm more or less competent on Linux, but hopeless in
Windows. I may find my way around it, but that's not a pretty sight... My
attempt is a temporary measure while waiting the availability of the
necessary hardware support in Linux : as soon as this is available, I'll
probably kiss Windows goodbye.
> My experience with
> Windows to date has been that for a technically sophisticated user who
> cares about performance (like you),
I'm more concerned by competence than by performance : for example, I'm not
concerned by a few seconds more for a LaTeX compilation (a few minutes more
would be another problem...) ; not having emacs or an useful
(synctex-enabled) PDF viewer would be more of a concern, possibly a
> using VirtualBox is vastly
> superior to WSL or Cygwin...
Thanks for your advice. I'll consider it.
> > HTH,
> > -
> > Emmanuel Charpentier
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