Coding with the enemy – I recently compared the performance of virtual machines with the real hardware. The figures were suprisingly good.Shortly after that, disaster struck. My laptop wouldn't turn on. It took Dell 2 weeks to fix, replacing the motherboard and the video card.If I had delphi installed directly, I would have had 2 weeks of very limited productivity. As it was, I ripped the hard drive out, stuck it in a usb caddy and continued working on another machine. I was back up to speed the next day.If it had been a hard drive problem, I would have restored the latest vm backup off a dvd, pulled the latest ...
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