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Virtual Machine Recommendations?
Sunday, May 20, 2012 5:26 AM
I am running Windows 7 Ulitmate x64 on EVGA x58 system (i7, 12GB RAM). I am looking to find out what others perfer to use when running virtual machines ontop of Windows? Do you use Virtual PC that comes with Win7, or do you prefer something better?
- I am looking for Virtal Machine software that provides the best speed for daily use for typical software that is not GPU or CPU intensive. Web browsing, email, MS office, iTunes, toys, utilities, & services that might crash\slow the host system, etc
- The host system is primarily a Gaming system, but occationally I want to use it for typical daily tasks. My intent\goal is to the keep the host OS (Windows7) as clean as I can possiblity keep it. So, unless its gaming related, I want to put nearly everything else in a virtual machine.
- Is "Virtual PC" that comes with windows 7 Ultimate the best option, or are there better options, such VMware, VirtualBox, etc. My focus is on "speed", access to most\all hardware devices, and no redraw problems\flicker.
EVGA x58 Classified, i7 950 @3.0GHz, 12GB DDR3 1600, 2TB Raid mirror, EVGA 480 SLI