So, has anyone given this a go? I never seem to have got 'round to it. I'd be interested in knowing what performance is like, particularly for something 5-years-plus old, and whether there's significant difference between VM'ed XP and VM'ed Win7, assuming enough resources to provide for either.
Essentially, I'm tired of having to dual-boot every flippin' time I want to run something natively from Windoze, particularly older games. WINE is an excellent product, but I don't intend to spend the cash on CrossOver from CodeWeavers if I only use it a couple of times a month. I'd much prefer to fire up a VM that is tweaked for gaming or... well, gaming at least for the immediate future. There's a few business apps I find myself using, including Visio, Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and and older version of Corel Presentations (damn you, Corel, for selling out Linux-based WP :shakefist: )