VMware Workstation: The perfect staging tool.
Nov 21, 2011, 20:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"You see, like many of you, I have a very limited budget for
additional hardware–especially hardware that can run OSs like
VMware's ESX and ESXi, XenServer, Windows 8, Windows Server and
Solaris. I would need my very own data center teeming with systems
whirring, clicking and blinking about. That's what one-fourth of my
garage does now–houses a few systems on which I research
topics, test software and use as fodder for articles and posts.
They exist much to my wife's chagrin. And, she does a lot of
chagrinning when she opens the electric bill on particularly busy
"WS prevents a lot of the angst associated with my wife, the
electric bill and the pile o' hardware accumulating in the garage
(data center). It also prevents me from having to invest a lot of
money into ever-depreciating computer hardware that I can't afford
in the first place.
"But, what do I mean by perfect staging tool?"