Too freaking cool... VMWare!
One of my reasons for buying a large desktop machine (250 GB hard drive, 2 GB RAM) was to be able to have a decent machine to dual-boot for Linux and WinXP. When I asked for feedback on my blog about this, the recommendation was unanimous... get VMWare.
My blogging buddy, Dave Taylor, emailed me and got me in contact with someone at the company. I was able to get a comp copy of the software and just got it installed this evening. And my initial reaction is.... SWEET!
It installed with no problem. A little on the long side, but that's because I said to set up the 75 GB area on the hard drive up front for my Fedora Core 3 virtual machine. Once that was done, I started the virtual machine and installed Linux. All without touching the user's manual, and it all works. :-)
I'm sure I have quite a bit to learn about VMWare (and of course about Linux), but so far I'm really impressed. I plan on putting it through the paces and then doing a writeup in a future e-ProWire newsletter...
Thanks to everyone for getting me to go down this path, and thanks Dave for hooking me up. Greatly appreciated!