I'm trying to setup a few CMS distributions on a linux box. And I have to do some serious development on it. But my main machine is running Win7 so I was thinking about virtualization.
But I do not want my main machine to be clogged with VM drivers and patches and whatnot.
So what's a good VM software considering that I care a lot about the host OS's general performance but not the VM's ?
NOTE: I'm caring for the host OS performance in the sense that if I am NOT running the VM, the host OS should still runs its full pre-VM-installation speed, VMware Workstation, for example, has a record of slowing down the host OS's startup time.
I don't care, however, about the performance of host/VM when the VM is running. I think my host OS is fast enough to handle them without a hinch. But I do care if installing VMware workstation will slow down my host OS boot up time (due to various VMware drivers).
Hope this clear things up.