acsguitar wrote:Madison wrote:
Ghost image isn't a bad idea either. Hey ACS, what's the difference in a ghost image and a virtual machine? Anything, or are the two things the same?
A ghost image is an EXACT Imprint of your harddrive. Meaning you can take that "Image" and put it on any harddrive and it will boot up exactly like your old computer. So lets say you make a ghost image of your machine and take that .gho file (the image) and move it to a backup drive then light your computer on fire. You can take that .gho and put it on a new harddrive and you will notice no difference. It's not JUST your music/files it's EXACTLY what your harddrive was before.
A virtual machine is basically an Operating system within an operating system. For example you can load windows within windows. So if you have Vista and use VMware or Virtual PC you can create a virtual PC by designating space and installing Windows XP or whatever you want. It uses the same memory and hardware although it's slower and not really for gaming.
Hope that made sense
Awesome and yes that makes sense. Had some discussions with a buddy lately about doing a project dealing with VMware and running virtual machines (and virtual servers), and I had heard of ghost images before, but didn't cross my mind to find out exactly what the difference was. Thanks for the help, it is appreciated.