Sometimes you need to do something just because you can. Well after setting up a multi-boot OS, the question became how many could you run at the same time. Well the current limit is about 6 – mostly based on screen real estate.
The current idea is to evaluate the new VMWare product against the Parallels application that I have been using for about a year. The existing Windows XP install, as well as a previous Suse install are both in Parallels. Vista was installed in Parallels, mainly for the more mature driver support.
The VMware was used for the UNIX OSes, mainly because of the 64bit support and the ability to provide multiple virtual processors. It will be interesting to see if this yield performance results. As shown here, The VMWare tool has taken advantage of some of the ‘Mac Stuff’. The use of a ‘package'(top left – below) to hide the bits and pieces of the Virtual machine (bottom right – below):
Is nicer than the Parallels presentation
– but this is purely esthetics – but a good chunk of being a Mac app is good esthetics.