On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 01:03:47PM +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
| On Monday 19 April 2004 07:33, jm at jmason.org wrote:
| > But if El Presidente whoever that may be does fancy doing this, please
| > sign me up, I'd love to get a copy of VMWare on this machine.
| As a matter of interest, what is the attraction of VMWare
| to a fine upstanding citizen like you?
| I seem to have missed the point of it.
| Several people have recommended it to me,
| but I've noticed it is always people who drive BMWs.
Let us suppose you don't have the pots of money for a second decent PC
and/or the room to run one.
Let us also assume that for some reason you need to run a piece of Windows
software due to conditions beyond your control. In that case it might be
nice to have a virtual PC somewhere (not neccessarily on your console), on
which you can run said software. In that case, VMware is one of a number of
solutions to this problem.
At my last job, I ran my windows desktop via X over ssh on a server in the
comms room and used it do deal with all the admin software I needed to use
to deal with the MS side of my job.
It's also quite useful for setting up a test machine for a number of OSs
that you can just roll back to an initial installed state.
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