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Old August 18, 2011, 08:17 AM
blaze_125 blaze_125 is offline
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In my case, since I look into VMs, I think a 64bit with more available memory might be the best option.
In a 8gb scenario, the guest os could be allocated a decent 4gb while the host os keeps the remaining 4gb; ensuring decent performance on the guest since the host shouldn't bottleneck too much.
I run a quad core, so I'd "give" 2 cores to the guest os. Although 1 would probably be enough.

I don't plan on running VMs simultaneously*sp?*, so my current cpu should be able to keep up just fine.

I'm debating between VMWarePlayer and VirtualBox, but I think I'll go with VirtualBox since that one seems to offer more setting options.
I run both on my work computer and they both run flawlessly.
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