Running virtual machines: Linux vs Windows 7

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Published on 2010-06-06T09:56:47Z Indexed on 2010/06/07 1:32 UTC
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I have tried running windows xp development virtual machine under windows 7 and the performance was dreadful.

I'm considering installing Linux and running the virtual machine from the Linux, but I'm not sure whether I can expect any performance gains?

It's a 2.4ghz core 2 duo machine with 4gb ram and 5400 rpm hdd.

Can somebody please recommend very cut down version of linux that can run VMWare player and isn't resource hungry?

Thank you

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