Re: XY4 in Win7-64

  • From: J R FOX <jr_fox@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 21:38:40 -0700 (PDT)

--- On Sun, 7/29/12, William H. TeBrake <tebrake@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Jordan,
> I recently moved to a Windows 7 machine (64 bit) but still
> needed to be able to run NotaBene 9 from time to time. 
> NotaBene 10 runs beautifully on the 64 bit machine, but
> because it is still in Beta with some of its functions not
> fully implemented, I simply loaded a complete iteration of
> Windows XP within the free VMWare Player. It works like a
> charm: accesses all devices (network, CD/DVD drive, scanner,
> printer, and more) of the Windows 7 machine; allows drag and
> drop between the Windows 7 host and the Windows XP client.
> And, with Dropbox installed on both host and client, syncing
> between the two is dead easy. I have yet to find a problem
> with this scenario. Because my new machine has 8 gigs of
> ram, there is plenty of room for more than one running at
> the same time. I have since added a full install of Linux
> (Ubuntu 12.04 LTE) to the VMWare player, and even with the
> host and two clients there is no noticeable slowing of any
> of them. By the way, those of you struggling with XYWrite
> under VirtualPC, you might want to try the VMWare Player
> instead: simply install a Windows 3.1 or 95 or 98 client. It
> costs nothing (you don't need their paid-for VMWare
> Workstation at all); it is simple to remove if you don't
> like it; it has a large community of people who offer help
> and assistance. Just make sure you install the VMWare Tools
> for your specific client.
> Best regards,
> William TeBrake
> UMaine History, Emeritus

Hi William,

What level of CPU horsepower does this for you, with no discernible 
performance penalty ?  At the moment, I don't have anything here 
that is faster than a good old dual core, the Q9500 perhaps being 
the most powerful of the lot.  It might accommodate 8 Gig. of RAM -- 
I'd have to check.  Some of the other systems max out at 4, even 
if they happen to be 64 bit-OS capable.  (I'm not really 
looking to upgrade the hardware anytime soon.)

Good to know there are these other options: VMWare or DOSbox.  


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