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On Mar 2, 2008, at 9:48 PM, Sai Emrys wrote:

> On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Paul Bennett  
> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>>  Dual-boot is so 1990s. VMware is definitely the new hotness.
>>>
>>> Does it do hardware graphics acceleration, though, so you can play
>>> games that you only have for your secondary operating system? (Or  
>>> view
>>> graphical eye-candy in your window manager, or whatever.)
>>
>>  Current versions don't do direct host graphics access for the  
>> guest OS. I
>>  understand it's one of the highest priorities for new features,  
>> though. It
>>  would require some pretty clever driver magic in the guest, but  
>> luckily
>>  there are some pretty clever people working on the problem.
>
> This is somewhat better on dual-core processors.
>
> Take a look at e.g. Parallels.
>
> - Sai

And I don't know about Parallels, but VMware Fusion for Mac has some  
graphics acceleration support. It might be experimental still; I'm  
not sure.