[ILUG] VMWare offer at the moment
felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Mon Apr 19 15:54:49 IST 2004
Quoting Timothy Murphy <tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie>:
> I'm not actually a passionate supporter of Windows.
> In fact I seem to be the only person in the world
> who finds it more difficult to use than Linux.
> But is using VMWare ethically superior to booting into Windows?
consider this, you are testing an installation and you've installed x,y & z
onto a vmware slice, you can then ask it to preserve the environment and
anything further that you install can be wiped when you shutdown the virtual
machine and you return to the last snapshot point. To do the same you would
need multiple ghost images with a dual boot system and reghosting takes much
longer than just a simple shutdown and restart to get to the same point.
Plus you can do this for 5-6 OS' and have 2-3 running simultaneously. It beats
having to have multiple boots on multiple machines.
with VMWare you can test software on Windows NT, Windows 2K and Windows XP
simultaneously while all the time using the same machine. All you really need
is lots of ram and a separate hard drive to avoid disk access bottle necks.
most of the time your CPU is idle so it can handle running a lot more on it
"Nothing's foolproof to a sufficently talented fool"
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