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Discussion in 'Virtual Computing' started by Angry Dog, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Angry Dog

    Angry Dog Nibble Poster

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    I want to set my desktop up at home to be used as a Virtual Machine.

    I guess I need an O/S on it first before I can use VMWave or Virtual PC?

    Which software would be best to use?

    I am looking to use XP, Vista, W7, 2k3 and Linux.

    Any thoughts / suggestions?
     
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  2. d_mcgrail

    d_mcgrail Nibble Poster

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    I was using Windows 2003 Server Enterprise edition last week with Virtual PC. Had 8Gb and worked a dream. As far as im aware you can get a free edition of VMware but if your doing exams its worth using Virtual PC
     
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  3. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    I've used vmware on pc's running both XP and Vista (with 4 Gigs) and never had any issues.

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  4. Angry Dog

    Angry Dog Nibble Poster

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    4 Gig of Ram or 4 gig of Hard Disk space?

    I arent doing exams for VMWare, just want to have multiple o/s' on my pc..
     
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  5. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    The pc I used had 4 Gig of ram installed.

    VmWare workstation is another piece of software, like VirtualPc, that enables you to install multiple os's in a virtual environment - except that it isn't free.

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  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Don't forget you will need a 64 bit host operating system to address that full 4 gig of memory
     
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  7. OnFire

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    I personally prefer VMWare Workstation. Just seems to perform better than the free VMWare server and Virtual PC.

    Currently running 8 servers plus the host on a Intel quad core, 8GB ram and 4 disk raid 10 array for the storage. Host OS (2008 R2) runs off a separate raid 1 array and a 1 TB disk for videos etc.

    I would have used Hyper V but I need it to play games too :)
     
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