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Encounter rate matters most, if you're not savy enough you shoud move to the newest OS to avoid encountering worse viruses. A savy person isn't probably going to use XP personally but probably for VM stuff. Hell! I boot up a XP machine in VBox all the time and download crap I'm suspicious of. One way to find a virus is to scapegoat it.
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This is a pretty good synopsis, imo. I just upgraded from 7 the other day, and despite my reservations, I'm actually loving the feel of 8.1. It looks and runs like a faster/cleaner Windows 7 (the boot times are insanely fast) and everything feels more responsive overall.

I'm not a huge fan of the Metro UI but since you can boot to the desktop in 8.1 it's really a non factor. I don't think I'll be going back. biggrin.gif

I agree with everything you said except that I actually do like and use metro quite a bit...
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Trying to imagine here a moron Windows 8 user vs a Windows XP skilled user.Who do you think wins the infection contest ?! smile.gif
There are enough security tools for XP that make it good enough and even better than W8 security wise.

Windows 8 gets a lot of promo but security alone will not save it s failure.
   
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I use VMWare 10. It lacks the 3D support of 7 but is overall faster and smoother thus currently is my preferred VMWare software. I don't like Windows hypervisor, it's seriously lacking compared with VMWare. All OS's running in VMWare will have overhead thus it's not that much different and the reason why 8 loads faster than 7 is because it continues to load the OS even after the OS has 'loaded' which means a lot of the services that are loaded when Win 7 is fully operational still haven't loaded on 8.

In the end it's irrelevant as I hate the look of 8 and XP was EOL once Vista's drivers were finally updated and nVidia and AMD were no longer causing 50% of crashes (nVidia alone accounted for 30% of crashes and BSOD's in Vista).

VMWare Workstation is different than ESX.

ESX/ESXi (now branded as vSphere) & Citrix's Xen are Type 1 hypervisors (bare metal) whereas VMWare Workstation / VMware Player are Type 2 that use a host OS ("hosted").


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervisor
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Look at the graph[6] below. It shows the benchmarks performed by the university of Cambridge. The benchmark compares the native Linux performance (L) with the Xen performance (X) and with VMware Workstation (V) and User Mode Linux. The latter are based on host OS virtualization: the virtualization layer runs on top of a host OS.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/2480/12

Last I checked Xen uses 1GB overhead , ESXi uses about 144MB
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

VMWare Workstation is different than ESX.

ESX/ESXi (now branded as vSphere) & Citrix's Xen are Type 1 hypervisors (bare metal) whereas VMWare Workstation / VMware Player are Type 2 that use a host OS ("hosted").


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervisor
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2480/12

Last I checked Xen uses 1GB overhead , ESXi uses about 144MB

Thanks a lot however ESXi and Xen I fear are beyond my needs.
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