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Virtual machines - impact on the application development process


#1

We use Virtual PC and VMWare extensively in our lab.
Some good articles on Virtual machines http://www.devx.com/vmspecialreport/Door/30363


#2

Bruce, since VMWare reelased their free server, I’ve been using it myself as well. It’s been real helpful to have a virtual machine to test out various scenarios.


#3

I thought I heard rumors of Microsoft supplying this functionality in their future operating systems…? Has anyone heard of it?

Tom


#4

Not aware of any rumour Tom.

It would be nice for Microsoft to do that. That would save people money/costs.
People in our group which I have discussed with, we all prefer VMWare products. However, if MS offers it free as part of the OS, then VMWare would need to watch this space .


#5

Except that VMWare has already made it free: http://www.vmware.com/products/gsx/


#6

wow…really. Thanks for the info.
The free version is coming up right? it is still in beta.

As far as I know, our lab still have to pay for VMWare license as we speak. And the license is assigned to each user, ie. licensed by name .


#7

Yes, it’s in beta, but it’s a public beta. We’re using it in-house now for number of different applications. We haven’t had any problems yet…


#8

I have been using virtual box from oracle with a lot of success. It’s free and that is one of my favorite 4 letter words.


#9

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