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. > > 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?
At work I run Debian in virtualbox on windows. I much prefer it over vmware and hyperv. For a lot of stuff the linux on windows feature in Windows 10 covers a lot of use cases too. Not X applications though. > 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? Well personally I think the only good option says Thinkpad on it. Getting more than 1TB in a laptop is not cheap. 32GB ram can be done, although I have found 16 to be plenty so far. I did 24 for a while and didn't notice any change (other than adding 50% to windows's suspend/resume to disk time). -- Len Sorensen --- Talk Mailing List firstname.lastname@example.org https://gtalug.org/mailman/listinfo/talk