[Dclug] new to list, new to linux - Problem Installing Ubantu
zmully at smartbrief.com
Thu Dec 21 10:57:12 EST 2006
On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 21:34 -0500, Larry Howe wrote:
> I feel somewhat the same way about emulators as I do about dual booting... why
> bother? Yes there are niche applications where it may be useful. But it is so
> easy to just set up a linux box and a windows box. Let the linux box do what
> it does well, and let the win box do what it does well. In some ways, the
> whole is greater than the sum.
No copy paste between the two (unless you're using VNC or RDP), having
2x machines to maintain, and VM technology has finally gotten to the
point were it's pretty much point and click. And it's nice to be able to
able to create multiple images of multiple OSes and have them be small,
portable and able to be backed up. Besides what the hell else are you
going to do with all those spare CPU cycles? Use OO?
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