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You may want to check to see how many cores you have assigned to it. Generally they start out with only 1. If you have an i7 I would give it 2 or 3 cores to use.

Hah, you are right! It was only using one core. I gave it 4 now - much better. Still a tad sluggish, but significant improvement.
   
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Hello, I've been using VMWare Player for almost 3 years now and I find it more advanced and comfortable than VirtualBox (if you're looking for something else than Vbox that is). I feel vmware has better video drivers for both win and linux guests. Only thing that I found lacking in vmware is win95/98 support.

In summary for me is:

Vmware:

Pros: Better drivers, feels more advanced and generally cleaner UI.
Cons: Lack of support for old versions of windows.

VirtualBox:

Pros: totally free, good support for older windows versions.
Cons: feels sluggish sometimes.

Note that this is based on my experience and may vary for others. The main reason I press more on vmware is because it's made by a company that's specialized in virtualization.

Regards

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I've been having much better luck with VMWare Player for all my VM's. I've never tested performance with turning off hardware virtualiztion in the BIOS though. Could that be causing the issue here?
Weird, I have VMWare Workstation 9 which is better than VMWare player and I like Virtual Box much more. The only thing that VMWare has is easier drive resizing and drag and drop support.

You still shouldn't have any lag... :/
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Hello, I've been using VMWare Player for almost 3 years now and I find it more advanced and comfortable than VirtualBox (if you're looking for something else than Vbox that is). I feel vmware has better video drivers for both win and linux guests. Only thing that I found lacking in vmware is win95/98 support.

In summary for me is:

Vmware:

Pros: Better drivers, feels more advanced and generally cleaner UI.
Cons: Lack of support for old versions of windows.

VirtualBox:

Pros: totally free, good support for older windows versions.
Cons: feels sluggish sometimes.

Note that this is based on my experience and may vary for others. The main reason I press more on vmware is because it's made by a company that's specialized in virtualization.

Regards

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I've been having much better luck with VMWare Player for all my VM's. I've never tested performance with turning off hardware virtualiztion in the BIOS though. Could that be causing the issue here?
Weird, I have VMWare Workstation 9 which is better than VMWare player and I like Virtual Box much more. The only thing that VMWare has is easier drive resizing and drag and drop support.

You still shouldn't have any lag... :/

 

Now that I've completely moved my site to a VPS, I should start playing around with some more VM programs, I'll give WorkStation a try.
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adding the guest add-ons might help with sluggishness, I know on the vmware side I've seen improvement with that after installing the vmware tools

I second using VMWare Player. I've used a few vm environments from the older vmware server that was free to MS's virtual PC, to one of the current free ones, possibly virtual box
I always end up sticking with whatever VMWare's current free offering is

I set up a Ubuntu VM in VMWare player the other day. The longest part of setting it up was waiting for the ISO to download. It's not sluggish at all, I don't remember what resources I allocated to it though.
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Ok, sorry if I'm dense about this, but this is the only place I found to add Guest Add-ons. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place?

   
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Ok, sorry if I'm dense about this, but this is the only place I found to add Guest Add-ons. Maybe I'm not looking in the right place?




You need to get out of scaled mode. press Ctrl + C and you should be able to see the bar at the top.
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! Now I see it! Thanks redface.gif
   
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On the other hand...



Had to close the initial installation, and now when I try to run the installation, I get that error =/

Edit: I have figured it out... had to unmount the virtual disk from the main VM menu.

(P.S.: Vote Sean Webster for president!)
Edited by ElevenEleven - 11/13/12 at 4:35pm
   
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So VMware Workstation 9 is sooo much faster and more responsive! And I can have full high resolution. Thumbs up. Trying out Linux Mint now.



Can't install VMware Tools though, as the archived file on the virtual CD is read-only. Even switching to super-user and trying to change permissions doesn't help. Started reading about this, and found something about virtual machines having issues with disk access and switching file systems to read-only. Not sure if it's the case here or if I need to mount this virtual CD in some special way to make it writable/executable.
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So VMware Workstation 9 is sooo much faster and more responsive! And I can have full high resolution. Thumbs up. Trying out Linux Mint now.

Can't install VMware Tools though, as the archived file on the virtual CD is read-only. Even switching to super-user and trying to change permissions doesn't help. Started reading about this, and found something about virtual machines having issues with disk access and switching file systems to read-only. Not sure if it's the case here or if I need to mount this virtual CD in some special way to make it writable/executable.

Try this
Code:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
cd /tmp
tar zxf /mnt/VMwareTool-9.2.2-893683.tar.gz
umount /mnt

then
Code:
cd vmware-tools-distrib
./vmware-install.pl
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