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    Virtualization - How has it helped you? And what do you use it for primarily?

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    Virtualization - How has it helped you? And what do you use it for primarily?
    Hi everybody here at Mac-Forums

    I'm making a school project about virtualization, and in that project i need to take a closer look on what people mostly use Virtualization for and which is the biggest benefits to normal persons in virtualization

    I would like to ask all of you in here the following questions:

    - Do you use Virtualization ?
    - How often do you use it?
    - Which functionality do you like the best?
    - Which OS do you usually virtualize?
    - Whats the purpose of your virtualization?

    I'd like to thank you all the people who take their time to answer these questions for me. I will be needing input from multiple groups of people for making better statistics+conclusions.

    Thank you very much for your time.
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    Virtualization - How has it helped you? And what do you use it for primarily?

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    1. Yes.
    2. Very rarely.
    3. Ease of use. Integration with Mac OS (Coherence mode in Parallels)
    4. Windows XP SP2.
    5. To test websites in Internet Explorer and run Adobe Pagemaker.

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    Virtualization - How has it helped you? And what do you use it for primarily?

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    1. Yes
    2. Only when I have to
    3. The fact that OS X makes the whole process so easy to do. No matter if it's parallels, classic-on-intel or something else.
    4. OS 9 (via classic-on-intel. It's a sheepshaver build)
    And a little of XP also.
    5. To use apps that have to direct OS X equivalent. That's the only reason I have to go past OS X. As it does 99% of what I need these days.

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    Virtualization - How has it helped you? And what do you use it for primarily?
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    - Do you use Virtualization ?
    - How often do you use it?
    - Which functionality do you like the best?
    - Which OS do you usually virtualize?
    - Whats the purpose of your virtualization?

    1. Yes
    2. Every other day
    3. Using 2 OS's without a reboot
    4. XPSP3
    5. Some Windows apps don't have an OS X equivalent
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    Virtualization - How has it helped you? And what do you use it for primarily?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeAstrale View Post
    - Do you use Virtualization ?
    On my Mac to run Windows. In my server room to run multiple virtual Windows servers on a single big server.

    - How often do you use it?
    Constantly.

    - Which functionality do you like the best?
    In my home use, I like having the ability to run Windows apps side-by-side with Mac apps and exchange data between them. In my work life, I like having a complete degree of hardware abstraction. If a virtual server crashes or becomes corrupted, I can restore it almost instantly.

    - Which OS do you usually virtualize?
    Windows XP
    Windows Vista
    Ubuntu
    Windows Server 2003

    - Whats the purpose of your virtualization?
    Having OS multiple platforms available on-demand. In my work life - maximizing my server hardware by running multiple virtual machines instead of committing a very powerful server to one purpose.

    I'd like to thank you all the people who take their time to answer these questions for me. I will be needing input from multiple groups of people for making better statistics+conclusions.

    Thank you very much for your time.
    Good luck.
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    Virtualization - How has it helped you? And what do you use it for primarily?
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    - Do you use Virtualization ? Yes, via Parallels
    - How often do you use it? Daily
    - Which functionality do you like the best? Coherence mode
    - Which OS do you usually virtualize? WindowsXP SP3, SuSE Linux
    - Whats the purpose of your virtualization? Microsoft Money and to watch DRM media via WM11 from my football team's website on XP. Just general geekery in Linux
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    Virtualization - How has it helped you? And what do you use it for primarily?

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    - Do you use Virtualization ?
    Yes
    - How often do you use it?
    A few times a week.
    - Which functionality do you like the best?
    The ability to fire-up another OS without rebooting.
    - Which OS do you usually virtualize?
    Windows XP, Ubuntu 32 and 64 bit versions, Fedora Core 9 32 bit version
    - Whats the purpose of your virtualization?
    Mainly to run MS Money, but also to play/learn other OS's.

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    - Do you use Virtualization ? Yes.
    - How often do you use it? Almost daily
    - Which functionality do you like the best? Being able to start Windows without a restart
    - Which OS do you usually virtualize? Windows XP
    - Whats the purpose of your virtualization? Websites that require WMP, MS Money and my non-3D PC games.

    I would like to add that I still use Boot Camp though for my games that Parallels can't run.

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    Virtualization - How has it helped you? And what do you use it for primarily?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeAstrale View Post

    - Do you use Virtualization ? Yes
    - How often do you use it? Daily
    - Which functionality do you like the best? Coherence mode
    - Which OS do you usually virtualize? XP
    - Whats the purpose of your virtualization? Run a training program that is Windows only
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