[thelist] Switching back to Mac

Robert Gormley robert at pennyonthesidewalk.com
Mon Nov 1 06:38:44 CST 2004

> VPC is convenient, stable, and much more affordable in the _long_run_
> than a separate computer. As an example (in the small business
> environment), we have other fully functional Dell workstations here that
> aren't being used. However, to minimize IT costs, general flakiness and
> time invested we are making use of VPC running WinMe, 98, 2000, NT and
> another XP setup in order to test. No KVM switches or separate
> workstations or other weird, cobbled together solutions.
> Anyway. Just a bit of opinion and a real world example.
> Hope that helps.

We did much the same with those same boxes running Linux, or even Win2K.
I've never once seen VMware crash, especially when it's running on a
dedicated machine. I guess it just depends on where your acumen lies.
VMware, I believe, is faster, because it's native x86. I believe, anyway.


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