[LAU] Linux/Windows dichotomy

torbenh torbenh at gmx.de
Thu Oct 21 15:38:40 UTC 2010

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 09:12:04PM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 7:53 PM, Ken Restivo <ken at restivo.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 12:16:00PM -0700, Tobiah wrote:
> >> I've always dual booted, because of Windows games, and for some
> >> Windows audio and music software.  Now I have a firewire interface that
> >> only works with Jack under Linux, which is unpleasing.
>  [ ... VMware story elided ... ]
> > Cool idea, though I would have run the Windoze in the VM box, and had a real operating system running on the hardware. But yeah, virtualization is a LOT more convenient than dual boot for those who need multiple OSen.
> If (and only if) you can run the Windows software inside Wine, you
> will get MUCH better performance than you will from virtualization. I
> do appreciate that this is not an option for a lot of desirable
> Windows software, but the list gets smaller every month.

i actually doubt that you get better performance with wine.
all of wines synchronisation primitives (except critical sections, iirc)
are serialized through wineserver. and involve heavy ipc. 

wine focusses on correctness and modeling everything using posix.
it probably depends on where your bottlenecks are.

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torben Hohn

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