Wanted suggestions for development setups using Virtual PC.
Note to moderators: This seemed like the closest forum to post this question. If you feel there is a better forum, please move this message. However, this post is specifically about setting up for .NET development.
My needs are both development and learning. I have a few dozen books dating back to older versions of .NET and would like to go though that material without having to try to rewrite the code/examples mentally while studying. I would also like the freedom to have separate setups for testing, legacy, beta-software etc.
I have never used Virtual PC, but would like to to using it to help modularize my setup for easier handling and fewer conflicts. I also like the idea of being able to test beta software with a lower risk of compromising other software and being able to use System 7 with less worry about compatability issues.
I am considering using System 7 (64 bit) RTM as my primary day-to-day OS.
System specs: Core Duo E700 @ 2.8 GHz, 4GB RAM, System 7 (64-bit). Supports XP mode and hardware virtualization.
Keeping in mind that this is for development and not for production and given that I'm using the 64 bit system my questions are as follows:
What might be some ideal setups?
How do you manage this problem?
My plan (and I'd like other s
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