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Old 07-29-2013, 06:38 PM   #16
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Which would you suggest then?
If you've used a particular distribution for labs or exercises in class, that distribution may not be a bad choice for at least one of the VMs. Otherwise, Ubuntu really is a decent desktop-oriented distribution, and so is Mint.

As for server distributions, you could do worse than CentOS, a version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with all the non-free bits removed. My distribution of choice, Slackware, has the advantage of not booting to the GUI by default, and can be made to run in 256 Mb RAM.

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And is there a way to communicate between two computers with the VM software, or would that be a bit too much to go for?
If you're thinking about having each VM on a different computer, then sure, no problem.
 
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:40 PM   #17
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If you're thinking about having each VM on a different computer, then sure, no problem.
The only thing for that to work is both computers would have to be on the same network correct? or linked together with a router to achieve success.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 06:42 PM   #18
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The only thing for that to work is both computers would have to be on the same network correct? or linked together with a router to achieve success.
That's correct. It's no different than having two ordinary computers communicate across the network.
 
Old 07-29-2013, 06:46 PM   #19
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That's correct. It's no different than having two ordinary computers communicate across the network.
Okay! Thank you for all the help in getting me started with this, I am sure I will be back to ask more questions and look forward to hearing some good knowledge!

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