running FreeBSD on Windows host

Manolis Kiagias sonicy at
Mon Aug 23 09:39:17 UTC 2010

On 23/08/2010 10:08 π.μ., Matthias Apitz wrote:
> 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?

Win 7 is a lot better than Vista...
> Any recommendation for the virtualisation software for best performance?

Vmware achieves very good performance without trouble.
VirtualBox works OK most of the time (and it's free) but I had some
kernel panics running FreeBSD (unless the host is also FreeBSD!)
Have not tried very recent versions though, it may have improved.

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