I do use VM sometimes. It's useful if you don't have another pc to test the things on for example the last thing i test is if nodejs work just with the .exe file, and the answer is yes
Genesis said:Any Virtualbox users here? I created my first virtualbox on a "cheap" new laptop of mine as a precusor fo working with Linux over the holidays. It was almost too easy to install. For every question I had so far all I had to do was fire up a question in Google, and then realized there are a large number of Virtualbox users out there.
This tutorial was specifically very useful in setting Virtualbox up:
This tutorial provided plenty of insights, particularly after my first attempt at loading CentOS 7.0 to my Virtualbox failed:
The Virtualbox is teaching me a little more about the new laptop I have. For example, when I was trying to download a CentOS 7.0 ISO image, it wouldn't allow me to do it. The "cheap" laptop is 64-bit, but then discovered that one has to get stuck into the Bios to enable the 64-bit capability. That added a new challenge as to how to get into the Lenovo BIOS as the way it has been set up to boot up fast, means that one can't log out properly enough for F1 or F12 to work. Then after firing off some new questions in my Google search box, discovered my Lenovo G50 Laptop has a little secret button that works with a pencil tip. One has to poke it while the laptop is turned off, and it will then get the BIOS up. Neat! Then finally was able to enable the 64-bit and that worked. Next stage tomorrow is to hopefully finally be able to install CentOS 7.0 image.
Anyone else using Virtualbox, and what have your experiences been like? I'm thinking of creating more partitions, like I can definitely visualize at least one for Windows XP. The bigger one for Linux.
yuninho2005 said:Hello. I use VirtualBox in a daily basis. I read once in a book called "The productive programmer" or something like that, that is an advantage to have a Virtual Machine for every different development environment. For example if you work with PHP, Mysql and Apache you must have one VM with only that installed. If you work with Java, Postgres and Tomcat another for that environment and so on. That allows you no to have your machine's OS loaded with so many different programs. You have to use more storage space but you gain in organization and is easier to have more storage space than to have more CPU.
I hope this is useful.