Best OS to use for developing ASP.NET apps in a VM environment?
Posted on 2011-02-26
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.