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post #1 of 9
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which one? i want to run some other OS's on virtual machines and play around with them. i've use virtual box before and i liked it but i've heard good things about vmware and i'm always up for new things. which would you recommend and why, i'm also open to other suggestions, thanks.
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post #2 of 9
I know VMware supports two cores and 64bit OS's. I'm not sure if Virtual Box does.
post #3 of 9
I would go with VMware. Virtual PC 2007 isn't bad, but VMware I'm sure is more flexible and will run all configurations better.
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I haven't heard of Virtual Box. I have heard good things about VMWare though. And use Virtual PC 2007 quite a lot, which is very good.
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post #5 of 9
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is virtual pc free?
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Yes. Link
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post #7 of 9
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cool thanks.

also i plan to run it on xp and virtual machine with vista and another with linux if that makes a difference
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post #8 of 9
I vote for vmware. I've had a great experience running multiple os's at the same time and it has always supported all my hardware.
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post #9 of 9
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thanks for all the input everyone

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