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Re: [OT?] a viable laptop for exploring virtualization on f11?



On Sun, Apr 05, 2009 at 11:49:17AM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> All the current Intel Centrino platforms have support for the intel
> extensions. I find the penryn processors very good and have run up to
> 3-4 virt machines on my Dell D630. It has a T9300 processor which has
> 6 meg cache (not sure how useful that is for virt) but I would
> recommend lots of RAM, and a 7200 RPM HDD.
> 

Sadly just because the CPU supports it, isn't enough. There's a history
of vendors being... incompetent, shall we say, with having proper BIOS
support for things, VT included.

When in doubt, google should almost certainly be able to find /someone/
else who has tried it on a given laptop model. It's a shame most vendors
don't have an equivalent to thinkwiki.

regards, Kyle


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