23. July 2009 03:23
Remember that blog I wrote about installing VS 2010 in a Virtual Machine? Well, as I type this I’m doing a fresh install of VS 10 in my Windows 7 RC machine (not a VM). I just can’t take it anymore. Visual Studio 10 Beta 1 is painfully slow running on my Quad Core 8 GB Computer as a Virtual Machine. I even have the virtual hard drive file running on a second drive.
You know, when I read about people like Scott Hanselman and Joel Spolsky writing about how the speed of their hard drives (SSD) makes such a huge difference and how they can save 10 minutes a day I just don’t get it. But now that I’ve been on the other side of the spectrum I can see how having a slow machine can really negatively affect your performance.
I think my development speed has slowed down to half of my normal speed. Sometimes, while debugging, it is so slow that I just get up and scream. Hopefully I won’t see this problem running VS 10 in a physical machine (finger’s crossed).