I know absolutely nothing about Linux. Aside from my TiVos, I've never interacted with it. J I hope one day to learn it, because I know I'd love it. I'm more likely to run Windows Server Core though, when that comes out. I'm thrilled that MS finally realized that servers don't need to have wallpapers, freecell, voice recorder, and other such nonsense. I'm excited about having a non-GUI OS again. Take it back to the basics! From: windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:windows2000-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob Coffman - Info From Data Corp. Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 10:09 AM To: windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [windows2000] Re: 32-bit virtual machines Ray, Get the 64bit - at some point you may change your mind on being all 32bit. If I were to design your _VM appliance_ to balance cost/performance, I would get a single dual-core CPU and as much RAM as you would need to run the OSs you want + extra for overhead and future growth. And if you are going to run VMWare Server, use a pared down Linux (Centos is a good choice) as the host OS (ie no GUI).