[mythtv-users] Processor Recommendations?

Boleslaw Ciesielski bolek-mythtv at curl.com
Fri Feb 9 17:04:16 UTC 2007

John Pierce wrote:
> I have googled, read xen wiki, looked at amd and intel web sites and
> still cannot come up with a definitive answer.  I am, within the next
> week, going to purchase two laptops and I want to be able to run xen
> source with full virtualization on at least one of them (my wife still
> needs win xp).

YMMV, but I tried XP under Xen/FC6 on a 3GHz Core 2 Duo and it was a
dog. I get *much* better performance with the free VMWare Server (which
AFAIK doesn't even use hardware virtualization for 32-bit guests). The
main reason being VMWare's optimized (and virtualization aware) XP
drivers for the virtual hardware, I think.

Yes, I would prefer Xen too...


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