3

What (realistic) requirements would you need to run windows 10pro OS with kali linux on a VM for pentest/ coding environment ONLY. no gaming etc. ?
Im starting my software development school soon, and im needin a new laptop.
Any requirements/ good to know appreciated from you old time code gods

Comments
  • 2
    just check the virtualization capabilities of the processor of your desired laptop. But generally speaking todays laptop are powerful enough to do most task.

    🤔
    But Huaweis MateBook Pro is on sale now because of the USA politics trade war. https://theverge.com/2019/2/...
  • 2
    I guess 8GB of RAM are enough to do most things, 16 if you want to run that VM constantly. Midrange ThinkPad could be a choice.
    I would get one that‘s not that bulky and heavy as you‘ll carry that thing around everyday.
  • 1
    @heyheni 1.5k for a chinese ultrabook

    Or you can spend that money on a thinkpad/xps and a decent phone
  • 2
    Not much honestly. Depends on how smooth you want your VM to run. I’d recommend 8+GB RAM and a CPU that has 4 cores but you can easily run it with 4GB RAM and a 2 core CPU. Integrated GPUs are decent enough nowadays to handle a VM with Guest Addition Tools.

    However, if I were you, I wouldn’t skimp out on a laptop for school/development. I use my laptop every day and love the shit out of it. So happy I didn’t go with my original decision of purchasing a cheapo laptop and instead applied for CC and got the one I liked the most with the best specs. I use it too much for that and would have eventually replaced it for a better one anyways. Highly recommend a nice ultrabook. Mine is so light I can pick it up with 2 fingers and not feel any weight in my backpack. I purchased the Lenovo Yoga 920 4k and I love it.
Your Job Suck?
Get a Better Job
Add Comment