lunes, 10 de diciembre de 2007

Virtual Desktop Linux System Requirements

So, what hardware do you need in your host PC to get a smooth virtualized desktop Linux experience? In my experience, as a user of Windows Vista Ultimate, I'd suggest meeting the following specs before you try general purpose virtualization:
  • 2 Gigabytes of RAM memory. Windows Vista and your set of regular apps will probably use 50% of that memory most of the time when not using VMware.
  • a 5 Gigabyte partition for your virtual machine files. That leaves about 2 Gigabytes of headroom to let the virtual disk images grow as you install new apps or update your virtual operating system.
  • a relatively new, low end double core processor like the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ will do just fine.
  • a screen resolution of 1680x1050 is the lowest you will want to prevent your standard 1024x768 virtual machine window from bloking all your host desktop.
I still have to test some 3D app or game in my virtual Linux to see if my graphics card is supported.

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