I also use VMWare for development, though I do it the other way around (Run Windows XP, run other versions of windows and linux in VMWare). For those of you who don't want to blow the $300+ on VMWare, there's Xen. It's a project at cambridge university that's available via the GPL license. It claims to be faster than Vmware, though I haven't had a chance to test it myself. There was an article about it on slashdot a few weeks ago. Xen Page: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/SRG/netos/xen/ Slashdot Article: http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/02/1232235&mode=thread&t id=106&tid=126&tid=156&tid=185 -Javier -----Original Message----- From: Beau Hartshorne [mailto:beau at hartshorne.ca] Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 2:40 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] Linux for development? I am putting together a hardware list for a Linux box that I plan on using for development, test hosting, and browser testing. On my list is something called VMWare. VMWare will allow me to install a copy of Windows 98 SE (with IE 5 and all of it's quirks), as well as a copy of Windows XP (with IE 6 and all of it's quirks) that can run simultaneously under the host operating system. I will be using Apache virtual hosts to create unique environments for each site, and plan on setting up Samba to use the machine as a print/file server for the other machines in the office. A modest processor, a gig or two of ram, and a big hard drive running Linux should have no trouble handling all of this at once. What else could you possibly need for development? Beau -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !