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

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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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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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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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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- 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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