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Re: Any caveats for linux under VMware, pen testing?
From: Ivan Krstic <krstic () fas harvard edu>
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 2004 03:09:58 +0200

shannon () areawidetech com wrote:
So is anyone out there using this setup...? I heard rumors of
problems related to direct hardware access (the NIC) for wardiving
purposes...?

I used to run the setup you mention (XP + VMWare Linux), but recently switched to XP + coLinux, http://www.colinux.org/. So far, I'm very satisfied; there's no emulation involved, so the speed is comparable to what you'd expect from a native system. You can also - if you need to - have multiple Linux distributions on your XP machine, and switch between them without reboot.

Mind you, all I need from Linux is a shell. Consequently, I don't run X in coLinux, and can't report on how well (or whether) it works, though the documentation seems to suggest it works fine.

Cheers,
Ivan.

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