Vista and Linux: Top five Ask-The-Experts responses

Vista and Linux are the pressing topics when it comes to asking our experts for advice. Check out our most visited expert responses and get some sound advice on implementing virtualization for Linux and Vista, as-well-as tips on hardware.

Vista and Linux are the pressing topics when it comes to asking our experts for advice. Check out our most visited expert responses and get some sound advice on implementing virtualization for Linux and Vista, as well as tips on the hardware you will need.

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Microsoft Windows Vista virtual memory requirements
Running Microsoft Windows Vista in a virtual environment requires a VAR to allocate memory before installation. Our Windows expert, Jonathan Hassel, offers advice on running memory-intensive applications in a virtual environment in this expert response.

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Concerns over Windows Vista graphic card requirements
Microsoft Windows Vista expert Jonathan Hassell dispels some early myths regarding the amount of hardware needed to run Vista graphics on the interface's 3D textures. According to Hassell, the rumors about Aero Glass were addressed early in the Vista development and are no longer at issue.

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More on Linux
Red Hat offers third-party Linux apps via Red Hat Exchange (RHX) Web portal

Partitioning a hard drive for Windows and Linux
Partitioning a hard drive for Linux that already runs Windows can be tricky. Fortunately, there are some good applications available that can help ease the pain. Our Linux expert, Kenneth Milberg offers concrete tips and tools such as Partition Magic and FIPS to help you get started.

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Xen or VMware Linux server virtualization
Xen and VMware both have different affects on Linux server virtualization. VARs can determine which is best for the customer by understanding their infrastructure. In this expert response, Ken Milberg explains the differences between virtualization implementations and vendors to consider for a Linux server.

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Microsoft Vista training
Learn more about Microsoft's Vista training by checking out the schedule of events. Our Windows expert Jonathon Hassell points you to Microsoft's Partner Program, also known as "Direct Access."

This was first published in August 2007

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