Microsoft makes it so easy these days to pick the right software.
I use a Mac but need Windows in a virtual machine for some of my specialized development tools. I am currently running XP and am thinking about an upgrade to 7. The problem is what "version" do I need? I need the ability to VPN into work and run Visual Studio (not the specialized dev tool). I like the idea of the Home Premium family pack, but will I be satisfied with that? Will it work for me?
I don't care about the extras, that is what OS X is for. I just want to know what would work best for development.
This will be running in a virtual machine (Parallels) not in Boot Camp.
So really there are three questions:
- What version allows VPN (PPTP and SonicWall SSL-VPN)?
- What version can run under a virtual machine?
- What version works best to run a web development environment?