running FreeBSD on Windows host

Chip Camden sterling at
Mon Aug 23 15:15:33 UTC 2010

Quoth Matthias Apitz on Monday, 23 August 2010:
> 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, hands down.

> Any recommendation for the virtualisation software for best performance?

I used VMWare Workstation.  Most everything worked OK, but I did have an
occasional spontaneous reboot of FreeBSD as a guest (this was back on
version 7.2, I think -- haven't tried it on 8).

Sterling (Chip) Camden    | sterling at | 2048D/3A978E4F |        |
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