dzanre1 Absent Member.
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Rosetta Stone in VMWare

Has anyone run Rosetta Stone in VMWare recently? I did it for Joe a couple
of years ago when he was on Linux - I'm thinking it was under Workstation 5,
and it worked "okay". I'm getting ready to try it again, and I'm wondering
if I should install it in XP or Windows 7? I'm thinking that maybe Windows
7 might have better hardware support, but will need more resources. WinXP
is pretty "lean" in these situations.

And since Rosetta Stone is such a pita to deal with in moving licenses from
one machine to another, I want to do it right the first time, since I've
just gone through the process of having them reset the licensing, and I
don't want to deal with it again for awhile 🙂

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks.

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W_Prindl Absent Member.
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Re: Rosetta Stone in VMWare

I have no experience with the Rosetta Stone language learning tools,
but VMware Workstation 7 is quite nice and much better than VMware WS
6.5. I don't think you would have problems with the audio quality
between a Windows VM and the host (just for a test I played a part of
the Christmas oratorio of Bach inside a WinXP VM on a Win7 host and
even the trumpets in the opening choral came fine without any
distortions) and the video was already fine in prior versions of VMware.

Regarding Win7 versus WinXp - both should work and take what you like
more.
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W. Prindl


DZanre wrote:

>Has anyone run Rosetta Stone in VMWare recently? I did it for Joe a
>couple of years ago when he was on Linux - I'm thinking it was under
>Workstation 5, and it worked "okay". I'm getting ready to try it
>again, and I'm wondering if I should install it in XP or Windows 7?
>I'm thinking that maybe Windows 7 might have better hardware support,
>but will need more resources. WinXP is pretty "lean" in these
>situations.
>
>And since Rosetta Stone is such a pita to deal with in moving
>licenses from one machine to another, I want to do it right the first
>time, since I've just gone through the process of having them reset
>the licensing, and I don't want to deal with it again for awhile 🙂
>
>Any advice appreciated.
>
>Thanks.


W. Prindl
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dzanre1 Absent Member.
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Re: Rosetta Stone in VMWare

W_ Prindl wrote:

> Regarding Win7 versus WinXp - both should work and take what you like
> more.


I know that on my Mac, Windows 7 seems to be more of a resource hog, so I'm
suspecting it will be on Windows/Linux as well. I might just stick with XP
since I know it "works" pretty well for this purpose.

Thanks!

--
Danita
Novell Knowledge Partner
Moving GroupWise to Linux?
http://www.caledonia.net/gwmove.html
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ewaibel Absent Member.
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Re: Rosetta Stone in VMWare

We are running it here at a K-12 school district on a VMWare Vsphere server. The Virtual Machine guest server OS for Rosetta Stone is Windows XP SP3 and it seems to be doing just fine so far.
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dzanre1 Absent Member.
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Re: Rosetta Stone in VMWare

ewaibel wrote:

> We are running it here at a K-12 school district on a VMWare Vsphere
> server. The Virtual Machine guest server OS for Rosetta Stone is Windows
> XP SP3 and it seems to be doing just fine so far.


Fantastic. I'm going to stick in on a USB drive and it can be run on
whatever PC/Mac wants to use it at a given time. Seems to make a lot more
sense than trying to decide where to locate.

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Novell Knowledge Partner
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Re: Rosetta Stone in VMWare

dzanre;1916658 wrote:
W_ Prindl wrote:

> Regarding Win7 versus WinXp - both should work and take what you like
> more.


I know that on my Mac, Windows 7 seems to be more of a resource hog, so I'm
suspecting it will be on Windows/Linux as well. I might just stick with XP
since I know it "works" pretty well for this purpose.

Thanks!

--
Danita
Novell Knowledge Partner
Moving GroupWise to Linux?
Moving GroupWise


Yes I believe somewhere that Windows 7 uses about 3x the "base" memory than XP did (I forget where I read that). And my memory may be faulty, but I'm pretty sure that was the number.
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