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Posted by computerglobe on April 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM

10-6-09


I have been looking into getting a VM (virtual machine) but I didn't really want to pay. I found 2 programs that I was interested and liked, VMware player, and VirtualBox. I personally like VMware player better, the UI (user interface) of VMware player is really nice. You can choose how much RAM you want dedicated for VMware player. You also choose how much of your hard drive you want for VMware player. All you do is click “Create a New Virtual Machine” then select what drive or where the disc image is – then click next – type in name,user name, etc. click next – then it will say “VM name” type in what one you want, (the VM is under your documents folder, and in Virtual Machines folder) – click next, then it will ask you “maximum disk size(GB): I recommend more then 40gb if possible – then it will say store virtual disk as single file, or split virtual disk into 2gb files, I did single but it does say “ splitting the disk makes it easier to move the VM to another computer”, so it is up to you. After that click next, then finish. Then it installs. Easy as that!

 

Link for VMware player: http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

link for VirtualBox: http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

 


-Aaron

 


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