I did some searching on the forum but could not find specific answers to my questions.
I have a Macbook, 1.83Ghz, dual core processor, 2 Ghz of RAM, 200 MB 7400 RPM HD.
A trial version of VMWare Fusion 1.1 (VMWF) is running well with XP Pro//SP 2 in a virtual machine (VM).
Here are my questions.
1--Is there an optimal allocation of RAM for VMWF and Leopard?
2--Should I assign 2 cores to the XP Pro//SP2 VM?
Are the answers to the above 2 questions dependent on what I'm running in the VM? Is the answer just "Trial and Error"?
I run Office 2007 (lots of complex Excel and Access usage), JMP (SAS Stat program), Safari, Firefox, Roboform and Clipmate in the VM. No games. I do lots of charting, graphing and complex math calculations in Excel, Access and JMP.
Given these Apps, will VMWF, which can use 2 cores, be better suited to my needs than Parallells which uses only 1 core?
Thanks for any help.