Originally Posted by Light
Virtual machines are not meant for the general computer.
You are essentially sharing 30-50% of your system power and Network bandwidth to operate the second OS.
If you have a computer with very good hardware you can get by without too much of a problem in terms of operating power, but your ISP network plan must also be able to handle the additional bandwidth being used in addition to what you're using already.
With that said, I'd recommend having moderate prior knowledge about systems and hardware specifications before ever trying to toy around with a VM.
Yeah it works great as long as you got the specs to run it. For me it's laggy as hell once I get the second Lunia running. Though it's very helpful sometimes for fishing and guild contribution. Occasionally it will run well enough to dual stage to get dailies done quicker. Just have to minimize the main client outside the vmware to be able to give the vmware client more power. Hehe.