Re: Telecommuters: laptop or desktop?
Tell me about it! I use a product called VMware for precisely that reason...
I have a virtual machine within a host machine so I can run the client's
builds and not fear for my documentation production environment. You can
load virtual machines for several operating systems, such as Linux, most
Windows, FreeBSD, etc. Very nice set up too if the client's product runs on
Linux and your documentation production environment runs on Windows. It's
NOT a dual-boot solution...it's a machine within a machine.
I use VMware, too, for much the same reason. Because it runs in a window on your desktop, it's also handy for taking screen shots of installation programs and log-in screens.
A points that's worth adding is that the virtual machines are really very large files. That makes them very easy to get rid of when you're done.
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