- 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.
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: