Hi folks
Going Bonkers here -- running 5 VM's from an average laptop (Intel I3 proc) with 16 GB memory and 500GB SSD. Intel I3 processor only average --OK though for modest workload.

Windows Host + 4 X Linux VM's and 1 Windows VM all giving acceptable performance

So long as your I/O is decent even a modest machine can run loads of stuff -- you don't need for most applications a mega powerful CPU (gamers etc different - but typical users OK). For a load of VM's though you do need to have sufficient decent RAM. SLOW DISKS though will kill any system.

Saves "quintable " (? X 5) booting !!!

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quite fun this !!! (obviously too much time to waste today),

now back to some real work