The Virtual Desktop
Date and Time
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Jerry Feldman , Associate Director , Boston Linux & Unix - gaf blu org
Using virtual machines as end-user desktops
Today's desktop and laptop computers mostly support virtualization with very good performance. With multiple cores, even in low-end laptops, nearly anyone can use virtualization. Dual booting Windows and Linux can cause some problems, but running a native Linux with a Windows guest, or Windows with a Linux guest will give you good performance. Other virtualization methods, like VNC and Application virtualization are also very useful. Jerry will also explain a bit about hardware virtualizaton assist that is available on most CPU chips.