[dba-Tech] VMs v. Physical hardware

rockysmolin bchacc.com rockysmolin at bchacc.com
Tue Oct 15 14:33:36 CDT 2019

Why do you have both a Win 10 and a Win 7 box?

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From: dba-Tech [mailto:dba-tech-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of
Arthur Fuller
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:45 AM
To: Discussion of Hardware and Software issues
Subject: [dba-Tech] VMs v. Physical hardware

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.

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