Big thanks re: virtual machines

Subject: Big thanks re: virtual machines
From: John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 2020 00:31:46 -0600

In the thread, Re: Ig Nobel documentation, I lamented having to finally give up on the long out-of-production Ventura Publisher. I upgraded many times, so with each new PC or OS, I'd have to go through a long install and update routine. The software lost its help system under Windows 7, and it became unusable under Windows 10.

When I remarked on my plight, Jay Maechtlen casually mentioned that if he needed to run software like this, he'd just install it under a virtual machine. No one was there to see the big smack I gave to my forehead.

I went through the process of creating a virtual machine (much easier said than done the first time around!) and installed my software within it. I spent much of my free time over a three day period to get it done. I am now a happy camper who knows a bunch more than he did last month.

Many thanks, Jay, for reuniting me with an old friend.

~john allred

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