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Best OS to use for developing ASP.NET apps in a VM environment?

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Hi,

Possibly a strange question, but here goes. I have a new laptop which is Win 7 pro 64bit , Quad Core with 8GB RAM. Therefore I have lots of flexibility in using VM. Infact I have already setup a Win2K3 VM for for the sake of convenience I have also installed my dev environment ie Visual Sudio, Sql Server etc. It all works fine. The VM has 4GB and dual core. Now although I have done this is there advantage to using another OS like Win7 to do my Workstation stuff like run Visual Studio etc. This could be done in another VM. I am trying to keep the host clean at present since in the past the host got very bloated.

I am using VirtualBox and looking at VMWare Workstation 7.1

Thanks for any advice.

Sam
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I can't think of any particular advantage for using one OS or the other. If you want to develop for IIS 6 your Win2k3 is good, if you are targeting IIS 7 then install 2008 or Win 7. Many folks use both depending on what they are doing at the time.
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Thanks for the very quick response. So there is no real real to use a workstation OS? Since I am MAPS Subscriber I have the 2008 stuff so would probably install that when I want to look at IIS7 specifically. Having said that my test server which is a virtual hosted server happens to be Win2008/IIS7 anyway and the live server will be going to a Virtual 2008 setup soon, so I guess I will be installing a Win2008 Dev VM soon as well.

Perhaps it is a state of mind in doing client stuff like graphics, webby work and coding seems so "workstation" and that one should not do this stuff on a Server OS.

Thanks...
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In general the server os has more capability than the corresponding workstation os - though some of that functionality is easier to get to on a workstation. Take Aero interface for example - you can use it on 2008 R2 but have to work in order to get it up and running.

In my shop we do all of our development in a server OS running under vmware workstation. Many developers have multiple images to continue to maintain our 2003 current environment at the same time as our web apps are migrating to 2008 R2.

Good Luck
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thanks...

"In my shop we do all of our development in a server OS running under vmware workstation."

....Interesting to hear this.

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Clicked on wrong one.
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Apologies for the delay and thks for help.
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