kevotheclone wrote:No, I'm not a professional software developer who needs to support a product, I'm just an run-of-the-mill guy with simple computing needs.
It's useful for things other than testing in different environments. For example, if I get a new computer, I copy my VM files over and I'm set to go, no need to worry about installing a bazillion different things. Or if I want to go on the road for a few weeks, I can copy the files over to a small 2.5" external HDD, work while I'm away, then copy them back to my main PC when I return. I can take a snapshot before installing a new piece of software, and rollback if something goes wrong - much easier than messing around with System Restore. I have a snapshot of clean install of Ubuntu that I use for online banking (and other sites that I don't want to track me e.g. Facebook and LinkedIn
). It's probably the single most important piece of software I use.
kevotheclone wrote:There's a lot of VMware products, which one do you use? Fusion, Fusion Pro, Workstation?
VirtualBox is similar, and free.