On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 8:20:21 AM UTC, Emmanuel Charpentier
> Dear William,
> Le jeudi 16 février 2017 08:45:36 UTC+1, William a écrit :
>> On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 11:26 PM, Emmanuel Charpentier
>> <emanuel.c...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > 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..
I think the total of 4GB for this config should be more than enough.
But, if I were you, I'd just get the right Linux running on your machine
(perhaps something like https://www.linuxliteos.com/ or gentoo)
> 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.
> Emmanuel Charpentier
>> > HTH,
>> > -
>> > Emmanuel Charpentier
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