Testing VMWare Player 1.0.3, VirtualBox, and Virtual PC 2007...
Time between starting from the text-mode (F8) boot screen. 256MB RAM allocated to VM. Windows 2000 Pro (SP4) guest. Host Extensions installed in every case.
Seconds before Login prompt displayed:
Safe Mode w/Networking
- VirtualBox 31 sec
- VMWare Player 1.0.2 38 sec
- VMWare Player 2 beta 53 sec
- Virtual PC 2007