I have a computer with these specifications:
Motherboard: Shuttle MS21 (integrated VGA+sound+LAN - sis chipset)
CPU: AMD Thunderbird 1400 Mhz
RAM: 512 MB
HD: IBM 80 GB
dual boot: 1) Windows 2000 SP3 2) Debian Linux
I run on this machine a Debian Linux (Woody - sources.list modifes to get all the latest "unstable" packages), ext3 filesystem, kernel 18.104.22.168.
I would like to install VMWare and create a Windows Virtual Machine. I want to run on this virtual machine some games, for server/hosting purposes.
My priority is to run on this machine a Swat 4 Dedicated server, see this question: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Linux/Q_21383247.html
Swat 4 Dedicated server is very unstable, at least on that machine on Windows 2000 Professional SP3. So very often Windows freezes and i have to manually restart the computer.
I would like to try a virtual machine, so in case the virtual machien freezes, I can still access linux and restart it remotely.
I already tried to run a Virtual Machine from the raw disk, without success, so now I want to try to install a Windows version under VMWare...
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>>> My question is the following:
Considering my priority (Swat 4 dedicated server), what Windows version do you suggest me to try to install on VMWare, as virtual machine? Windows 2000 Professional, or Windows XP, or Windows XP SP2 integrated?
I reformulate the question.
Wht is the faster, more performant, more stable Windows version under VMWare?
I guess that if you answer, you already tested several Windows versions under VMWare so you already know which one is the best ;)
Thanks for letting me know.