Users' opinion wanted: Virtualization on Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sdz, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. sdz macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I want to buy the new Macbook Retina. It seems the perfect device for me (size, fit and finish, weight etc.)

    My question: How well does the 1.2Ghz (or 1.3GHz) model handle virtualization. I need 2 or 3 smaller linux development environments on my machine, each has maybe 512mb or 1gb of RAM attached. I am using Virtualbox.

    Do you have experience with this?
     
  2. fatefulwhisper macrumors regular

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    runs fine, no issues. I have debian linux (512mb RAM) running on vagrant using virtualbox which I use everyday. I also run vmware fusion so I can use Windows 8.1 and IE for web development testing. I will often spin up another vagrant box w/ the same linux config for further testing. So far, so good.
     
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Keep in mind that Intel's line has been specialized at the hardware level for virtualization for years now. Unless you're looking to have a virtual powerhouse of an image it will do fine.
     
  4. sdz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow! Sounds really good. I think I will order one... What a pity, that it will be delivered end of June :(
     

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