On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 08:05:19PM -0400, Michael Galea via talk wrote: > Hi All, > > My son is off to university for CS this fall, and will need a laptop. I'm > looking at purchasing one for him, so he can run Windows and Linux. I'm > figuring on going the VM route.
I'm not too keen on recommending VM route. If you have the budget, get 2 identical laptops. If Linux doesn't work out, it can serve as "backup" Windows machine. > > He can use both OS's but is probably more familiar with Win, and his courses > mandate a number of windows only tools. I'm heading in the direction of > booting Win10 and using a VM running Debian. > > A bit of research indicates that the two most popular free VM contenders are > VMware and Microsoft's Hyper-V. Can anyone recommend one over the other? > Are there better choices? By now, you know 3rd contenders, VirtualBox. :-) But, since Hyper-V is part of Windows10, just use that. > > As per laptop specs, I am figuring on getting something with a late model > Intel i7, 32 GB RAM, and 1-2TB storage. I figure many laptops must meet this > spec. Is there anything else I should be looking for? -- William Park <opengeome...@yahoo.ca> --- Talk Mailing List email@example.com https://gtalug.org/mailman/listinfo/talk