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#1 stormshade69

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:11 AM

hello guys,

im starting to build a training laptop/desktop to have VMware Workstation 5 and what im planning is installing Win2k3, Win2k8, WinXp,Ubuntu and another linux distribution.

here are the hardware i saw in FutureShop possible prospects:

Everyday computing
Toshiba 15.6" AMD Sabine A8-3520M
8GB Ram
750GB Hard Drive
1GB AMD Radeon HD 6470m and AMD Radeon HD 6620M
6 cell battery

HP AMD FX-6100 3.30 GHZ (CPU Tower)
8GB Ram
2TB Hard Drive
SuperMulti DVD Burner
Radeon HD7570

Entertainment laptop
DELL17.3" Intel Core i7-2670
8GB RAM
500GB Hard Drive
1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
6 cell battery
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 09:28 PM

If you buy Workstation v8, you can install the demo version of vSphere 5.0 as well as MS and Linux... See the instructions on http://xtravirt.com/...tation-6.5.2-vm (works for latest versions too).

Workstation 5 will not help you much if you are interested in pursuing a VMware cert...
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