Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic
I wasn't impressed with virtualization and would use it only as a last resort.
Maybe your host computer isn't up to snuff to run concurrent systems.. As a systems admin for a living I absolutely depend upon virtual machines. Setting up physical boxes or dual boots are my absolute last resort.
With virtual machines I can quickly and easily
2). backup the hard drive file
3). move to another machine
4). create a snapshot and roll back to test something or formulate documentation.
For me, the only thing VM's are suitable for are gaming machines. You need direct access to the hardware in order to make a gaming machine. Light-weight games are fine...but don't expect to play modern 3D games with any level of playability in a VM.
In my opinion, virtualization is the most useful and most exciting technology that I have used with computers in the past 5 years.
With regards to performance, virtual PC is outright spanked by other products such as VirtualBox or VMWare. If you like what virtual PC can do...please do yourself a favor and evaluate the other free product offerings.