[amsat-bb] Re: Software must have list

Tony Langdon vk3jed at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 20:28:44 PDT 2012

At 12:45 PM 8/19/2012, Ronald Nutter wrote:
>Think about getting Virtualbox (www.virtualbox.org).  If you can 
>migrate your physical hard drive to a virtual one, you can run your 
>XP environment almost forever.  Also when you move machines in the 
>future, the OS wont matter, all you need to do is move the virtual 
>machine and you are done.

I do the same with VMware.  Same idea, except I can choose between 
Windows, Linux or Mac hosts.  In fact, one of my VMs has done the 
lot.  It started life in around 2002-2003 running on real 
hardware.  In 2004, it was migrated to a VM on a Linux host running 
VMware Workstation (the free Server version wasn't available back 
then).  After its host's disk died in 2007-2008, the VM was migrated 
to a Windows host running VMware Player, and finally in 2010 I moved 
it to the Mac running VMware Fusion, where it sits today! :)

73 de VK3JED / VK3IRL

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