Virtual Machine solution for Windows 7
Currently we use Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 on our CC4 network (XP workstations) for students to use for programming. All has been well with this. We are rolling over to Windows 7 in the summer holiday, and Virtual PC 2007 still seems to work ok. However, I have now been asked if the virtual machines can have access to a USB memory stick when plugged into the local workstation...which VPC 2007 seems not to support. Boo. Have downloaded the newer version of Virtual PC for Windows 7, but seems not to be showing on my machine when installed, even after installing the XP mode package from the Microsoft site.
What does everyone else use for this? To have a virtual machine that can access a USB stick? Just wondering if I should use something else rather than Microsoft VPC...as already if it needs the XP mode installed as well the RM package is going to get rather large.
Would something like Oracle Virtual Box be a better bet?