VirtualBox

Should I put my virtual machine on the same drive as the VirtualBox program?

VirtualBox.org

Episode 957

Bernadette from Redlands, CA

Leo says she should install the VirtualBox software in the same place she installs her other programs. She will install that first, then run it to set up a virtual machine. It will install the operating system from the ISO that she has, and it only will use that ISO once. So that can be located anywhere. In fact, Leo often puts ISOs on USB keys. The ISO is the operating system installer, essentially. Then, the virtual machine can be installed anywhere she wants. If she has a faster, or larger drive, she can put it there.

Should I use Bootcamp or Parallels for dual booting Windows on my Mac?

Episode 895

Andy from Montana

He can use both. It really depends on how much hard drive space he wants to dedicate to Windows. Bootcamp will take the hard drive and divide it into two partitions -- one will run Mac OS X, and the other will run Windows. When he starts up, he can choose whether it will be a Windows or Mac machine. When he boots into Windows, it is a full Windows computer and runs at full speed. All the memory and processing speed is devoted to Windows.