Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 10th Apr 2006 21:20 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes There are so many ways to boot alternative OSes to common PCs these days. What's your prefered way? Read for a quick introduction to the most common methods and then let us know about your prefered way of booting alternative OSes to your PC by taking the poll.
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Why not a mix?
by MastaShake57 on Mon 10th Apr 2006 23:32 UTC
MastaShake57
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2006-04-10

Personally, on my work laptop, I use Win2K with VMWare for my RHEL4 ES OS. Not to mention, my desktop PC @ work is WinXP with VMWare + RHEL 4 ES. Hopefully, when my new laptop HDD comes in, I'll have it the other way around.

It really kicks ass when I need to configure something for Linux. I just punch up VMWare, do what I have to do, pull the configuration file, put it in production. Done! No need to look for another server to fiddle around with, plus the reverse is true. If a package needs to be udpated, pull the configuration (or whatever), update it in my VMWare station, test it, give it the green light (if it works) and back into production.

My personal server at home, Ubuntu.

My gaming rig, partitioned 3 ways: Vista / XP 64 / RHEL 4.0

VMWare works with anything I've thrown at it. Virtual PC for the Mac OSX works OK, but AWFULLY slow. My .02 cents.

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