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    Default Re: Guide: Run OpenSUSE on Surface Pro 3, dual boot with Windows!

    On Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:06:02 +0000, BSDuser wrote:

    > have no knowledge of video games or Steam. I barely have enough time to
    > exercise or attempt my medicore classical guitar practicing.


    Well, now you know why some people might prefer not to spend money on
    VMware and instead run on bare metal.

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    Wonderfull addition to the Guides!

    I doubt I -- personally -- will have any need for it, but there are almost certainly others who are going to appreciate your well-drafted Guide.

    As an openSUSE forum member, I sincerely appreciate the effort that is put into producing a decent Guide, and I would like to see Guides for as many related items as we can have.
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    Default Re: Guide: Run OpenSUSE on Surface Pro 3, dual boot with Windows!

    Thanks very much for everyone's attention!

    After noticing that the Pen's right-click button works straight away, I was reminded that the Pen buttons require Bluetooth to function, which left me the impression that Bluetooth driver might be working.

    The weird thing is - Linux sees the bluetooth adapter, however KDE does not. Therefore very unfortunately the bluetooth is not of much use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:06:02 +0000, BSDuser wrote:

    > have no knowledge of video games or Steam. I barely have enough time to
    > exercise or attempt my medicore classical guitar practicing.


    Well, now you know why some people might prefer not to spend money on
    VMware and instead run on bare metal.

    Jim



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    So you are saying that some games will not run in a Windows 7 64 bit VM? I allocate 8 GB of memory to my Windows 7 VM's.

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    Default Re: Guide: Run OpenSUSE on Surface Pro 3, dual boot with Windows!

    Quote Originally Posted by BSDuser View Post
    So you are saying that some games will not run in a Windows 7 64 bit VM? I allocate 8 GB of memory to my Windows 7 VM's.
    That's part of the cost I suspect Jim was referring to when "paying for VMware".
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    Quote Originally Posted by consused View Post
    That's part of the cost I suspect Jim was referring to when "paying for VMware".
    It's a few bucks - memory is cheap now. My Lenovo W530 can handle up to 32 GB of memory.

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    Default Re: Guide: Run OpenSUSE on Surface Pro 3, dual boot with Windows!

    Quote Originally Posted by BSDuser View Post
    It's a few bucks - memory is cheap now. My Lenovo W530 can handle up to 32 GB of memory.
    Glad you are ok, but that's not necessarily true elsewhere, and this is an international forum.
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    Default Re: Guide: Run OpenSUSE on Surface Pro 3, dual boot with Windows!

    Quote Originally Posted by BSDuser View Post
    So you are saying that some games will not run in a Windows 7 64 bit VM? I allocate 8 GB of memory to my Windows 7 VM's.
    Memory is irrelevant when VMware only supports DX9c. It doesn't matter how much memory you put into it when certain applications simply won't run or will run at a massively degraded quality.
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    On Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:46:01 +0000, BSDuser wrote:

    > So you are saying that some games will not run in a Windows 7 64 bit VM?


    That's exactly what I'm saying. Some software doesn't perform well in a
    VM environment, and games that require accelerated video (even though
    VMware - and Virtualbox - support HW acceleration under some
    circumstances) tend to just perform better when run natively rather than
    in a VM.

    > I allocate 8 GB of memory to my Windows 7 VM's.


    I have a system with 32 GB of RAM in it - it isn't a question of memory,
    it's a question of hardware combinations and performance.

    But in the end, for some people, it's not about whether it's even
    necessary or not, sometimes it's just because they like figuring things
    out. Let them have their victory - doing something like this is a way to
    learn stuff.

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    I get it - I have an old Sun Blade 100 which I keep alive via OpenBSD usually, although I have tried FreeBSD on it. Therre is no purpose other than the fun of doing it.

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