I have a small netbook running a 32 bit processor that I was hoping to use for working on psets during my commute. I've installed vmware and it's suggesting I need a 64bit environment. Is there any way around this (apart from buying a new laptop!)?

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Are you sure the warning isn't saying that the virtual machine won't be able to use long mode? Long mode is only needed by a 64-bit virtual machine. The CS50 appliance is a 32-bit machine. It should work despite the warning.


Even with hardware virtualization enabled, though, virtual machines might still feel slow if your computer is a few years old, has a CPU that’s only 1GHz or so, or has only 1GB or so of RAM.

You can find more information about the cs50 appliance here!

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