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I have it running on a 486 with 64 MB of RAM. OK, doesn't do USB, PnP and all that, but it runs. And, if memory serves me correct, only uses about 100 MB of disk space.
I just wonder where the hell we are gong with IT.
My company i7 with 3GB and win7 is now, probably due to a mixture of windows updates and McAfee, incapable of playing a vid on you tube (with both IE or Chrome) while running a VirtualBoxVM that uses half the PCs resources.
As an embedded guy I'm fairly certain anything that uses more than 640K is classed in your book as excessive, overblown tripe full of needless bells and whistles that interfere with the process of actually getting the job done.
Yeah? HOw much more do you reckon it needs to work properly?
Depends what you use it for. You're running VMs, so right there demand will grow pretty quickly. You'll probably want to give the VM itself at least 4GB, unless you want it to start paging as soon as it starts doing anything serious. Same with the host, so you're talking 8GB at a minimum.
When I started using VMs for my day-to-day work, it didn't take long before I moved from 8 to 16, then 32, and now 64. YMMV of course, but generally as soon as you have at least one VM, 8 should be your absolute minimum. Otherwise, if the host isn't going to be paging to disk, the guest will, and both will suffer.
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