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    Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    Hi folks ... just starting to get a few things into action, one of which is an install of Karoshi.

    I don't have a spare machine and I am also trying to get others used to the ide of virtualisation for testing ... but I have come a cropper already.

    I am using VPC Server 2005 R2 and after mounting the image I get the usual boot but then the graphocs get mangled ... any ideas of the best thing to do or shall I just ditch VPC for VMWare?

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    Do you get any options for "safe" VGA mode if you press F2/F3 at the boot: prompt?

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    any ideas of the best thing to do or shall I just ditch VPC for VMWare?
    Not sure it would make any difference, but whats the attraction to VPC - IMO its an MS catchup effort and VMWare is still eons ahead.

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    MS bought the excellent Connectix VirtualPC app, made it their own, and now it sucks.

    Get yourself the free VMWare Server, you'll never look back

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    What is your beef with Virtual PC Webman? I use it (and even the Connectix version) on a daily basis and it has never let me down!

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    Never manged to get the free MS version to work on several PCs, I prefered the straight-forward Connectix 2004 version or the latest free edition of VMWare Server.

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    Yep VMWare server here too. MS VPC regularly causes my Linux images to segfault for no apparent reason.

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    Fair point Geoff. I've never had much joy trying to get Linux running on VPC. Tell me; does VMWare server emulate a sound card? MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 does not have this functionality sadly.

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    does VMWare server emulate a sound card?
    yep, since about version 3 !
    Honestly, vmware is way better (more features/faster/cheaper) than VPC. MS are a long way behind on this.

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    Actually that's a great idea Tony. I have been wanting to try Karoshi and a VMWare machine with it on would be cool. Virtual PC Server 2005- I don't think it's all that bad, but it did run slow on my test machine and it doesn't seem as good as VMWare. Give MS a year or so and they might steal- I mean- get some idea of how to improve it...

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    karoshi on paralells ( cant spell it worth a dang LOL )

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    VMware Server is free though, Parallels costs

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    VMWare it is then ...

    Must dig out the code for it again. Off to download it

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    You get what you pay for at the end of the day

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    Re: Karoshi and Virtual PC Server

    im using it here with the kids. Our year 10 kids have started the OCR nationals and we needed them to be able to do stuff that they cant normally do i.e. make shortcuts to .exe, search, use outlook etc etc.

    if they hack it up it takes litterally max 4 min to put right. My self and the ICT coordinator have just done a test today by running through what the kids have to do and it went well.

    Im taking alook at Karoshi tomorrow as i think it will help out alot with some of the issues i can see we may have as we go along



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