> Speaking of vmware, Trevor Johnston said
> > As someone else suggested, the price tag alone encourages just buying
> > another computer.
> Vmware costs $99 for a non-commercial license. For a commercial
> license, it's $299. Even if you use it commercially, it'd be rather
> hard to get a reasonable machine for $299, ignoring the desk space
> required, which is often the reason for commercial users to use such
> a thing. In past lives I've installed Sun PC emulation products
> which nearly always cost more than a cheap PC of equivalent
> performance would cost. However, the people who buy these things buy
> them for the convenience afforded to them of occasional use of
> Windows applications without the hassle of an extra box.
If the functionality you want is "A window on a unix desktop which has
what to all intents and purposes is a Windows NT PC inside it", then
VMWare is good value at £230 - by contrast, Sun's current product 
will cost you something like £500.
 Although the SunPCi card does have its own CPU, RAM, etc. and is a
trivial impact on the host system's performance, unlike VMWare.
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