Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How To Build A Virtual PC

So, I recently had an adventure with Ubuntu 9.04.

Please don't misunderstand - I liked it, I really did.

However! What I found out is that there are just a few things that my daily workflow requires. These are largely application based. In no particular order, they are: MS Office, Synctoy, iTunes, and World Of Warcraft. Some of the things I liked about the Ubuntu experiment were: FFMpeg, Thunderbird's native integration, Ease of setup, Security, and the UI.

Some of the things I missed you can run in an emulation window, or even a virtual PC. However, mostly, I wasn't interested in emulating success, and decided to make the switch back to Windows.

In switching back, I find that although I CAN, I really don't want to be rebuilding my PC again anytime soon. That said, I do need a place to develop some software.

I am going to be building a Virtual PC to solve this problem.

I intend to load it with Windows 7, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio.

And no Ubuntu this time.