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Subject: Re: Deprecate Cygwin

Re: Deprecate Cygwin

From: XavierGr <>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 05:08:53 +0100

On 28 October 2012 22:44, Magnus Holmgren <> wrote:

> Sure. I even tried varying the number of cores the VM should use, to
> see what worked best (2 out of 4, as I recall).

From previous experience I know that VirtualBox is very bad with SMP
setups, it is almost better to run with a single core allocated to it than
telling it to use more. I am not sure if they fixed that behaviour since
then though.

Also, it's been quite some time since I last compared them, but a linux VM
in VMware vs Cygwin is considerably faster.
Received on 2012-10-29

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