[conspire] (forw) Re: Arnold -> Rick

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Dec 21 16:34:52 PST 2009

Quoting Carl Myers (cmyers at cmyers.org):

> Rick's advice is pretty spot-on.  I would add that in my experience
> running a browser in wine (even firefox rather than MS internet
> exploder) is a real pain, and tends to be pretty unstable.  If the
> user agent trick Rick suggests fails to get you where you need to go,
> VMs are what I'd recommend.  I would guess a dual core machien should
> be more than sufficient, too, so long as a single core of the same
> type would be enough to run the microsoft OS directly.
> What you would do is create a single-core VM and windows will pretty
> much peg it, and your kernel and X and other linux "overhead" will use
> the other CPU.  You also want to ensure you have plenty of ram,
> probably having 3-4 GB total and giving 2GB to your VM is sufficient.
> [...]

I've passed your remarks back to Arnold, who is not (yet) on this
mailing list.

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