running FreeBSD on Windows host

Leslie Jensen leslie at
Mon Aug 23 08:31:38 UTC 2010

Matthias Apitz skrev 2010-08-23 09:08:
> Hello,
> I've to re-install my laptop with some Windows version (Vista or Windows
> 7) with disk encryption. Of course I will go on to work in FreeBSD
> 9-CURRENT and KDE3 as desktop. Please, don't ask me why I have to put Windows below :-)
> I have some questions:
>> From the point of view of performance in FreeBSD, what would be better, Vista or
> Win7?

Win7 has much better performance.

> Any recommendation for the virtualisation software for best performance?

I'm having a dualboot machine, win7 freebsd 8.0, and on top of freebsd I 
use VirtualBox for virtualisation.


> Is there any tool in the ports to benchmark the disk i/o performance and
> compare the situation between now (FreeBSD native) and later (FreeBSD in
> a VM)?
> Thanks in advance
> 	matthias

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