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Re: [SLE] Notebook with XP and SuSE
  • From: Allen <gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 15:48:12 -0400
  • Message-id: <20050523194812.GB6149@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, May 23, 2005 at 06:40:51AM -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Ronald,
> On Monday 23 May 2005 02:42, Ronald Wiplinger wrote:
> > I want to use a notebook computer with Windows XP and Linux. I need
> > Windows for Office (including Visio) and Project, while I need for
> > developing and connection to otherLinux systems.
> > What is the best setup for that?
> > Dualboot and vmware?
> Both are viable options. VMWare costs significant dollars and you'll
> need roughly twice as much RAM if you want to run a full mix of
> software concurrently in both environments (unless you're already flush
> with RAM).
> If you don't need concurrent operation and if you don't need to switch
> off frequently between the two OSes, dual boot is probably good enough.
> Also, VMWare setup and configuration is not for the faint of heart.
> VMWare will also force you to choose which is the host environment and
> which is the guest. I think it's better to use a Linux host with
> Windows as the guest OS (the one that runs in the virtualized
> environment).
> > What should I take care when I purchase the notebook?
> If you want to run two good operating systems, get a Mac, which will run
> both Linux and MacOS X.

Not starting a fame war here, but for the price of a Mac laptop I could get
almost a 1 TB Server. That's my biggest problem with Macs, they are WAY to
expensive even though a few of my fellow "Network security Analysis
people" say the hardware is very nice.

> > bye
> >
> > Ronald
> Randall Schulz
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