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Virtual Ant FAQ

Friday, February 16, 2007

Quite a few people have been asking me about the performance and system requirements for Virtual Ant. Here is a short faq which answers most of your queries -

  • Do I have to go through an elaborate, long install procedure which creates a virtual copy of my system and occupies gigabytes of my disk space?

    No, nothing like that. You just copy the virtual ant files to your disk, which will probably be < 10 mb eventually and that's it.
  • Does Virtual Ant require running some background process to virtualize the file system?

    No. You do not need to run any background process. It just opens like any other program.
  • Do I have to wait for an insanely long time when I open Virtual Ant, while it virtualizes my file system?

    No. Virtual Ant loads up instantly. Your file system is virtualized on the fly as you use Virtual Ant.
  • Does Virtual Ant require a high end system with insane amounts of memory?

    No. Virtual Ant will run on any modern system and has extremely modest memory requirements.
  • How does Virtual Ant and the Virtual File System work?

    We can't reveal this right now, but all the information about the internals of Virtual Ant will be available for you to see on release.

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posted by Prashant Deva, 8:35 PM


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