[dba-Tech] VMs v. Physical hardware

Arthur Fuller fuller.artful at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 11:44:36 CDT 2019

Back in the day, I deemed VMs really cool, but they have lost their lustre
for me. At the moment, I have four computers running, each with its own OS,
and since they are so inexpensive, I don't understand the purpose, at least
in a home environment, of slowing everything down with VMs. For $100 I can
buy a computer and dedicate to a particular OS. In my case, the main box is
Mint, the secondary box is Win10, and the third Win7. Then there's the the
tablet and the phone.
I don't understand the advantage of VMs, given that hardware is so
inexpensive (although I am running out of deskspace. Maybe my perspective
is coloured by free hydro in my residence. That's certainly a factor. But
that aside, I prefer to run 5 computers than 5 VMs. Way faster, and I have
a swivel chair so shifting is a breeze.


More information about the dba-Tech mailing list