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One of the solutions I tried, years ago, was running Windows in a VM. Virtualization technology was less mature than it is today, the hardware support not like on modern CPUs. So some drivers wouldn't run. And performance was sluggish - maybe not for lengthy, CPU-intensive processing; it was more a problem of latency: immediate response like keyboard echo on screen and mouse handling felt as if signaling through a rubber band.

A few years ago, we introduced VMware at work (as a test configuration management tool, to be able to run exactly the same test setup ten years later, without regard to underlying hardware) - I guess most people consider VMware as "mature" technology. All drivers relevant for our setup did work, but we experienced significant latency in the USB handling - so bad that the test driver had to be modified to handle it. When going from USB2 to USB3 (we needed the higher capacity; the software/firmware to be downloaded to the device under test had increased by orders of magnitude in a few years), we dropped the virtualization and searched for other ways of test configuration management.

I may be setting up a VM machine at home. Every now and then, I pick up some old Win16 software that won't run on a 64-bit Windows 10, but I can run it on my old Windows 98 license. Another VM can run some *nix, for the few things where *nix software can do things significantly better. But for my everyday tools, I will avoid driver issues and latency/performance issues by running directly on physical, non-virtual hardware. I sure recognize that VMs today are different from what I tried to make work 10+ years ago, but the more recent experiences at work tells me that I am far safer if the hardware is real, not only something pretending to be hardware, especially when doing low level programming.

If the majority my everyday tools were *nix based, I guess I would opt for running on a *nix base, with Windows in a VM. That is not the case. I leave VMs for the less used tools. For me, that includes Win98 and *nix.
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