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March 10, 2011 5:46:12 AM

Hi every one

I want to buy new laptop I preferred hp to use VMWare or OracleVM for practicing E-Business Suite and other oracle heavy software
-how can I choose the hardware and software for good performance
- is winXP support i5/i7 processors
thanks to all

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March 10, 2011 5:03:27 PM

RAM is key.
i5/i7 are both supported on XP

I would suggest quad core or higher with a good amount of RAM.

I use VirtualMachine on my desktop and use two hexa cores with 24GB ram

March 10, 2011 5:25:56 PM

I'd have to agree....RAM is a huge factor, but having enough cores to run the multiple VMs is a big deal too. Make sure it supports x64 virtualization if you plan on virtualizing 64 bit OSs.
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March 10, 2011 5:28:56 PM

I would suggest Server 2003 or 2008 for your primary OS

1-2 cores per VM and 1-4GB ram per VM
April 9, 2011 7:35:56 PM

Since we are talking about the requirements to run on a machine, what about the Video Card? I'm building a laptop with i7, 8GB of RAM and it has Intel HD Graphics 3000. Would the built in graphics card do the work? if not please let me know.
April 12, 2011 6:50:49 PM

I think you'd have to check the hardware compatibility list, or even the VMware whitebox site. I'd have to assume a generic driver would work, but I have never tried the new i7/3000 iGPU.