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Subject: Re: [boost] [Windows developers] Linux virtual machine for Boost developers
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-26 20:12:10

on Fri Sep 26 2008, Ryan Gallagher <> wrote:

> (Okay, I'm a little biased on I'll try to stick to the free
> products ;-)
> As Dave points out, VMware Server is free and works well, but if you
> just want to run a VM and want something really light try VMware Player.
> It also supports 2-way SMP, and includes "Unity" view so that you can just
> have your Linux apps appear to be running on your Windows desktop.
> It's nice for development. If you want to create new VM's, though, you'll
> want to use VMware server (or Converter to P2V a machine or backup-image,
> which is built into Player.)

Good point. And you can easily download free pre-built linux VMs so if
you're on windows there really shouldn't be any need to create one
yourself for testing purposes.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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