May 20th, 2003, 12:17 AM #1
<edit: sorry, It's HyperOs, not Hyper-O/S..my mistake.>
Does anybody here run it yet?
I've been reading about this quite a bit, and it looks like the greatest boon to Windows (& multi o/s) users since the mouse.
Any experience would be welcome here, as I'm about to go out and plunk down some $$ on this baby.
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May 20th, 2003, 12:35 AM #2
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linkage sir?Helicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
May 20th, 2003, 12:38 AM #3
I haven't had a chance to study this OS manager, but the news floating around seems mostly positive.
Sadly, I have no real use for this software package, as it does not currently support Linux, so I am still stuck with VMWare for run Red Hat under Win2K for certain testing purposes.
May 20th, 2003, 01:01 AM #4
What? Their 20 page ad in Computer shopper says it can...
Did I miss-read???Beware the Penguinator!
May 20th, 2003, 01:06 AM #5
OK, their FAQ says you must run a boot manager to do Linux or OS/2.
No prob, as I have to do that now.
But their ad didn't quite say that.Beware the Penguinator!
May 20th, 2003, 01:06 AM #6
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Coming Soon it appears
Q When will Hyperos support Linux?
A We will hopefully have a fully supported Linux version ready by May 2003. (sorry about the delay)
Certainly sounds interesting thoughHelicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
May 20th, 2003, 01:11 AM #7
The ad I mentioned was in the May 2003 issue
Looks like they were being optimistic when they placed (about 90 to 120 days ago as magazines go...)Beware the Penguinator!
May 20th, 2003, 01:22 AM #8
Ok, forgive my densness. I read their page, all the FAQ and I am still stumped. What the heck is it? VM wareish is what it seems to be to me.....My computer is bigger than yours!
May 20th, 2003, 01:27 AM #9
VMWare provides an emulation layer, though hacks out direct hardware support/connectivity for certain devices. Such as my situation, where I run Red Hat Linux under Win2K Server.
HyperOS allows multiple instances of Windows to run simultanesouly. You can have Win2K, Win98, etc. running side-by-side, not one OS emulated under another OS like VMware.
May 20th, 2003, 01:29 AM #10
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Hmm wonder if you can pause an OS if you wanted to play a game or if you'd have to shut it down. (takes time to shutdown/restart!)Helicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
May 20th, 2003, 01:29 AM #11
So, VMWare without a host OS. Roughly speaking. I wonder how it will do with resources. Sharing of memory/CPU and such.My computer is bigger than yours!
May 20th, 2003, 01:33 AM #12
Sort of, as HyperOS manages memory allocation and file synchronization. Each simultaneous OS can have upto 512MB of memory, while most everything else is shared between each OS running.
I fail to see the point of HyperOS except for a person interested in running multiple instances of Windows to host a variety of servers, then it would be rather helpful to seperate each according to resources and specific hardware.
May 20th, 2003, 10:32 AM #13
Well, we run a lot of only marginally compatible software, and having access to seperate environments without rebooting seems like just the thing. Hangs and crashes are not uncommon here.
Also, we get nearly constant upgrades and patches for apps, and everything must be tested. Not having to back out an unruly patch seems like a good deal, particularly since some patches can never be backed out.
Viruses are a constant threat, and having a seperate e-mail environment sounds sweet.
We'd like to run Win2K Pro for some apps, but some run only on Win98. Re-booting there is a pain too, as often the data from one needs to be fed into another.
I thought it said that HyperOs allows Win98 to handle 1GB of Ram, and run apps in RAMdisk. This I really want to do.
Last edited by caddmannq; May 20th, 2003 at 10:36 AM.Beware the Penguinator!
May 20th, 2003, 04:27 PM #14
It is very impressive, but you need a fair amount of ram, and also a fair memory bandwidth, but its cool. Haven't used it much, but seen it demonstrated and had a little play. You can switch between OSes instantly without shutting them down so long as you have th resources._____
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