[kwlug-disc] Netbook+ manu. suggestions?

L.D. Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sun Mar 8 22:51:29 EDT 2009


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Starting with one point:

unsolicited wrote:
> I am thinking it's time to buy a notebook.
> 
> I will want ...
> - to run Debian
> - to shrink the pre-installed OS and dual boot.

Any reason not to use Windows in a VM?  I find it much more flexible to
start and stop Windows as needed without upsetting the main OS.
VirtualBox is a good solution here and the Personal Evaluation version
has all the bells and whistles: USB, remote desktop...  If you go
non-free then VMware Server is nicely polished too.

With a CPU that handles virtualization in hardware (look for AMD-V and
VT for Intel), performance is essentially native.
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