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Jason KG4WSV kg4wsv at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 02:12:43 UTC 2010


On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:
> 1)      You now suffer a massive performance hit since you are now running a
> virtual machine with all it's inherent overhead, on top of the
> performance-challenged Vista or Win 7.

There is a performance hit, but if you have sufficient RAM and follow
a typical usage pattern of using one app at a time (not constant
switching back and forth), most of the performance hit is at starting
the VM.  The resulting system is reasonably usable.  If you are short
on RAM running a VM can be painfully slow.

> 2)      This is only available with the Pro or Ultimate versions of Win 7.

huh, wasn't aware of that catch.

-Jason
kg4wsv



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