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Jeanne Boyarsky
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When I was looking at getting a Mac, Mark S told me to divide the price by 3 because I'd have VMs running. At the time, I didn't think so. Fast forward a month or two. Now I have three machines on the Mac. Mark: You can say "told ya" now.
1) The Mac
2) Chrome OS VM
3) Ubuntu VM

I'm using Virtual Box and it seems fine. I've heard VM Ware is better. What feature do you like best that's not in Virtual Box?


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Chrome OS? Sounds interesting.
Is this the one you mean? http://getchrome.eu/download.php


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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:When I was looking at getting a Mac, Mark S told me to divide the price by 3 because I'd have VMs running. At the time, I didn't think so. Fast forward a month or two. Now I have three machines on the Mac. Mark: You can say "told ya" now.
1) The Mac
2) Chrome OS VM
3) Ubuntu VM

I'm using Virtual Box and it seems fine. I've heard VM Ware is better. What feature do you like best that's not in Virtual Box?


I TOLD YOU SO, and yes I can yell it. Although this really is the story of my life. I say one thing and no one listens, till that one day when they come back to me and I get my I told you so.

Actually, it is so common place for me, that the I told you so has no special gratification for me. I actually get the gratification knowing ahead of time that there will be an I told you so, that I actually say "I Told you so" it the moment I am ignored. ;)

I used Virtual Box, but did find VMWare Fusion faster, and I also found features like having the VM apps running in separate windows looking like it is a native app a neat trick. (Not that I use that feature that much).

I also like the fact that for VMWare Fusion they already have "Appliances" Virtual Machines pre made that you can download.

Mark


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OH, but know that I am still 99.99% of the time wrong.

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Jeanne Boyarsky
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Chrome OS? Sounds interesting.
Is this the one you mean? http://getchrome.eu/download.php

I got mine from here, but it looks like the same idea.
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Doing a little searching, I like this link for ChromeOS. It is built on the source code from the link Maneesh posted, but already built and in formats for Virtual Box, VMWare and USB Pen Drive.

http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/vanilla.php

Jeanne's your link is not Google's. Meaning a separate project, which might use some of Google's code, or is a complete port of Google's code to their project.

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Mark Spritzler wrote:Doing a little searching, I like this link for ChromeOS. It is built on the source code from the link Maneesh posted, but already built and in formats for Virtual Box, VMWare and USB Pen Drive.

http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/vanilla.php

Jeanne's your link is not Google's. Meaning a separate project, which might use some of Google's code, or is a complete port of Google's code to their project.

Mark

You're right (again.) That site actually wasn't what I installed. It was what I used as a reference. I did install from the "vanilla" site as evidenced by my blog post last month when I installed.
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Mark Spritzler wrote:Doing a little searching, I like this link for ChromeOS. It is built on the source code from the link Maneesh posted, but already built and in formats for Virtual Box, VMWare and USB Pen Drive.

http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/vanilla.php

Jeanne's your link is not Google's. Meaning a separate project, which might use some of Google's code, or is a complete port of Google's code to their project.

Mark

You're right (again.) That site actually wasn't what I installed. It was what I used as a reference. I did install from the "vanilla" site as evidenced by my blog post last month when I installed.


I guess that just shows that I missed that one blog post. I mean I have read each and every one, that I must have missed just that one. ;)

Mark
 
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