Originally Posted by sdlvx
If you guys are going to get into VMs, you should try playing with Linux in it and compiling your own software. If you're transcoding video you'll see about a 10% to 15% increase in x264, 60% increase in LAME, basically an entire 10% increase in everything you compile
FX loves Linux and if you have your own VM, you can just use the Linux versions of LAME to transcode and get it done 60% faster. If Wintel is going to make our lives suck you should learn Linux, use Linux for work, then use Windows only for games. You'd end up saving a lot of time and there's a few instances where my FX 8350 is faster clock per clock in Gentoo than a 3930k in Windows.
Virtualbox is a free and open virtualization software and it is pretty good but it won't compare to what Kyad is doing. But it'd be enough for you guys and (maybe) gals to experiment in Linux and get a taste of the AMD + FX beauty.
tl;dr; install gentoo on a virtual machine.
Gentoo is one distro I have never messed with. I'm not great with linux, but I've been making myself use it on my server for a while now, and absolutely love it. If I could do gaming on it, or in a VM running on top of linux, I would use it as my primary desktop in an instant, but since I randomly hop in games pretty often, I am stuck on Windows primarily because I am too lazy to reboot, lol. Virtualbox does a great job (running it on linux currently to run a windows VM, as well as several other linux VMs), especially for being free, but yeah, performance wise it can't match ESXi. I may see if I can find a cheap PCI USB card somewhere and give my setup another go, maybe I will set up my old netbook on another monitor so I can run vSphere on it...lol.
Hey Kyad, have you messed with Raids much? I might have some questions for you down the road when I upgrade my server to the 8350 from my x4 965... When Steamroller comes out, I want to put it in my desktop, and move the current CPU/Mobo to the server, however I currently have a 6 TB (soon to be 9 TB) software raid...and need to get that running on ESXi...
Originally Posted by KyadCK
Yo dawg, I heard you like operating systems, so I put an OS in your OS so you can operate while you operate in another OS that you're operating.
+12!Edited by PhantomGhost - 7/9/13 at 11:57am