VMware Server for free
I like and have been using VMware workstation fors ome time now and think it is a great tool. While Microsoft Virtual Machine works well VMware feels quite a bit faster and as I normally run on a laptop speed is an important thing.
But things are getting even better as VMware have decided to release VMware server for free. Yes that is free as in $ 0,-! Now I don’t have much experience with their server line personally but we are using it at a client to simulate a network of 4 machines, all running on a single box, and it works just great. I haven’t use Microsoft Virtual Server so I can’t compare the two but at that price VMware sure have an excellent price to quality ratio that is hard to beat.
If you have never used any of the products line Microsoft Virtual Machine or WMware Workstation I recommend you give them a try. I have found it very beneficial to keep some of the work I do away from my main machine in a virtual machine. Sometimes just for an initial trial and some I permanently keep in a VM. And of course installing beta software on your main machine is always a bad idea so you should always use a VM in that case (although I must admit to breaking the rule once in a while).
Maurice de Beijerwww.TheProblemSolver.nl