How many concurrent sessions?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by DaveGee, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. DaveGee macrumors 6502a

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    I wanted to get some idea from current users of VMware and/or Parallels:

    How many concurrent sessions of XP (I guess) do you think you could setup *and* have running at the same time if they only needed to run iTunes? Let say the hardware is todays current iMac or perhaps entry level mac pro with 2 GB of ram.

    It doesn't need to be XP I guess... Can iTunes run in Linux with wine?

    My goal is to be able to provide multi-zone audio from 1 Mac to 3 or 4 different Airport Express base stations each being able to play different music all at the same time.

    Dave
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Probably 5. If you used a more efficient music player, especially on Linux you could probably get about 12...

    Though to be honest it depends how much control you have on the RAM. Can you advance the available RAM megabyte by megabyte?
     
  3. DaveGee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the info... if I could get 4 concurrent sessions running that would be just the ticket I'd say... Oh and just so you know, after you posted (or at about the same time) I modified my message to include the following text so to better explain my desire to use iTunes.

    Dave
     

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