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What OS do you use?? (poll)

Started by kotu, April 05, 2017, 02:41:32 AM

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So.... what OS do you use??

Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows XP, Vista or older
Linux
Mac OS
Other

DJ Omnimaga

Would it run well on a first gen i7 PC with 8 GB of RAM?
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Switchblade

RemixOS would work best if you booted it from a usb stick on the computer.  I don't know that much about it, but I have found over time that OSs always run slower in virtual box.

gameblabla

June 08, 2017, 06:15:32 AM #47 Last Edit: June 08, 2017, 06:18:14 AM by gameblabla
QuoteRemixOS would work best if you booted it from a usb stick on the compute
I can confirm. In fact, i would recommend you install it on a partition.
I was never able to run any virtualisation solutions at decent speed.
The only one that worked, QEMU, has slow graphics and Android-x86/RemixOS still do not support Virgil3D.
Anbox requires systemd and it's still is a proof-of-concept.

Android-x86 when installed on a real PC, is really smooth.
Even using the Intel integrated graphics, it will mostly likely run over a lot of phones in terms of power.
AMD GPUs work best with Android-x86 as the Mesa drivers are supported.

Quote from: xlibman on June 07, 2017, 01:43:30 PM
Would it run well on a first gen i7 PC with 8 GB of RAM?
Absolutely, but not through a VM.

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Yuki

I guess it's because VMs emulates a s***-tier graphics card, isn't it? I know you can boost the VRAM in VirtualBox and tick things like 2D acceleration on, have you tried that? I think the VRAM is 16 MB by default, no way Android would work with that.
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Quote from: Juju on June 08, 2017, 06:27:53 AM
I guess it's because VMs emulates a s***-tier graphics card, isn't it?
Yup, and Android-x86/RemixOS do not support Virgil3D so 3D host gpu so you're stuck with crappy graphics.

QuoteI know you can boost the VRAM in VirtualBox and tick things like 2D acceleration on, have you tried that? I think the VRAM is 16 MB by default, no way Android would work with that.
Well, i could not get it to work properly (not with Virtualbox anway). When it did, it was very slow, even with 3D acceleration and increased VRAM.
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Unicorn

I know remix runs really well on a partition, but was wondering if a vm is the right way to go. (vms are to slow in my experience.) Just that sswitching from windows to remix is annoying.
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Yuki

By experience, most Androids based on Android-x86 don't even need a folder. IIRC you just dump the folder in the root of your Windows partition, then you make the necessary changes in your bootloader.
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