Netraverse Win4Lin in trouble or out of busienss?

Jethro qwasty at
Thu Aug 23 09:13:10 CDT 2001

Well, others have speculated that vmware may be trying to run their
competition out of town, which is probably true to some extent.

You got win4lin to run on a 486? I've tried kde with mandrake on a 133
mhz machine and any gui stuff is unbearably slow. What window manager
are you using? If I could get win4lin to work on my 133, they might
get another sale because that'd make my old computer useful again.
(windows runs much faster on my 133 btw)

I guess if I'm going to run vmware and win4lin I might as well give
wine a shot, eh? Maybe I'll dual boot my computer while I'm at it
because I've got an extra HDD laying around collecting dust.

robert w hall <bobh at> wrote in message news:<95SoTEAHALh7EwoK at>...
> In article <b11c49b4.0108220737.29c0fb3b at>, Jethro
> <qwasty at> writes
> > I'm using VMWare right now and I gotta tell
> >ya, it really kicks butt - and it's CHEAPER than win4lin.
> well I (like many others) bought my copies for $35-$50 when vmware was
> $100 plus and hadn't even contemplated price reductions - I _wonder_ why
> vmware  dropped their price then, later bringing out the crippled
> 'express' version, and have made a very steep price reduction again
> now...?
> >I initially ran vmware on my PII 450 128mb ram machine and it was a
> >bit slower than without vmware, but not slow enough to bother me.
> Lucky you...
>  I've run win4lin (and wine) on a 24Mb DX4-100 (vmware _may_ struggle)
> IMHO, there is a real role for all 3 'products' (wine, win4lin, vmware
> (the full, not the express, version))
> But times is hard, and there are some  tough dealings are afoot,
> including, some suspect, spreading of FUD about rivals.
> The resulting carnage won't help the poor end-user, but may at least
> show one of the strengths of open-source development...
> Bob

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