My development environment is CentOS 5.5 x64 running under VMware hosted within a Windows 7 x64 environment. This is "alright" but the VMware image isn't very responsive even with 2 cores and 3GB of RAM so I was thinking about reversing it so that CentOS was the host and Windows was a guest (using VirtualBox). I only use Outlook and Office under Windows and cannot use open source alternatives as I need to talk to my corporate colleagues.
I have some questions:
- Can I "transfer" the Windows license from my real machine to my virtual machine?
- Will I notice any difference in performance doing this?
- Has anyone else successfully done this?
My machine is a Dell Studio XPS Desktop 435MT with a Core i7 920 and 6GB of RAM.
Thanks in advance.