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VMLite vs virtual pc 8 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 0
Does VMLite run faster or use less memory than virtual pc? What other advantages?
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Re: VMLite vs virtual pc 8 Years, 10 Months ago Karma: 52
Yes, VMLite runs faster. I am not sure about memory, since I seldom use vpc.

These are the main pros and cons of VMLite.

Pros:

(1) Runs faster. No RDP/RemoteApp is getting in the way.

(2) no requirement for VT-x or AMD-V

(3) supports more virtual disk formats

(4) vpc has a disk capacity limit of 127G, while VMLite has a limit of 2TB. 127G is way too small to run virtual machines converted from a physical computer.

(5) supports 64-bit guests, vpc only works with 32-bit guest OSes.

(6) supports multiple virtual CPUs, whereas vpc only works with a single vcpu.

(7) better and faster graphics. VMLite supports 32-bit true colors, and supports 3D/2D acceleration from version 3.1.2. VPC seems to have only 16-bit colors, and no support for 3D/2D. For example, if you play Google Earth in vpc, it will be very slow. Another example, you won't be able to play SecondLife in VPC, whereas VMLite 3.1.2 has no problems in playing SecondLife.

(8) VMLite file sharing is much faster than vpc, since we don't use tcp/ip to transfer files, instead we forward kernel level IRPs between host and vm, and between VMs.

Cons:

(1) VMLite does not support USB devices at the moment, while VPC/XP Mode has strong supports for USB devices. (We are working on it, takes quite some time, though)

(2) VPC/XP Mode does better job to integrate individual virtual apps, with taskbar integration. We are implementing this feature on VMLite too.

In summary, after we implement USB and single application mode, VMLite will be superior to VPC in every aspect.
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Re: VMLite vs virtual pc 8 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 3
admin wrote:

In summary, after we implement USB and single application mode, VMLite will be superior to VPC in every aspect.

very true man
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Hui Hong if you need anyone to beta test new versions of VMLite Workstation Im always there
 
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Re: VMLite vs virtual pc 8 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0
yeah, when those 2 features are implemented it is much better compared to MS VPC
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Just like Firefox pwned IE6 when it first came out, this program is pwning Windows virtual PC. Who needs virtualization technology, when theres VMLite XP Mode.
Im pretty satisfied with it considering its the first release to the public. I see a new version is out with a bunch of fixes. Ill have to download it.
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Re: VMLite vs virtual pc 8 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 52
Thanks for the nice words, and I am glad that VMLite works well for you.

We are trying to make VMLiteSf.sys to work on Windows 2000, so 2k will have seamless mode soon, i.e., Start menu, file sharing, etc.
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