I am only familiar with VMWare.
But open to new ideas.
So this is what I do:
A customer wants wot make xyz work with abc in his specific environment. So I build the
system in a VMWare session and prove it works before going out to the site and
implimenting the change, a nice way to do things on a limited budget. Also, I have
pre-built machines in a virtual lab that I use to test new software for campatibility
If there is another way to do that, then that would be great.
It would also be nice to say I have a desktop with 4GB of RAM, but we can get into that
From: Oliver Jones [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wed 8/09/2004 12:40
To: Waikato Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [wlug] New Workstation Hardware Advice
Apart form the favourable reviews of NVidia graphics
cards here, are
there any preferences to motherboards? IDE RAID controllers? I have
been living in laptop land for a while now and have lost contact with
desktop options and hardware.
Ideally, the desktop will have
3GHz Processor or thereabouts
2x120GB hard drives (one for mirror / backup)
Perhaps you would be best with an Athlon 64 based system? Not sure how
well nVidia works with 64bit Linux though. From what I know (which is
little) they have a very fast FSB etc.
If you only want to go 32bit then 800Mhz FSB P4's are quite nice. I
have a P4 2.6Ghz Intel i865 based system under my desk. It performs
The machine will primarily be used for VMs, so
throughput would be
nice and the RAM _needs_ to be big.
By VMs I take it you mean Virtual Machines. Are you planning on using
User Model Linux or VMWare?
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