Asking for recommendation | what is the lightest wieght windows to be used

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by MGadAllah, May 31, 2019.

  1. MGadAllah

    MGadAllah MDL Member

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    Hi my friends,
    I need your recommendations for the best options I can do.
    Here is the situation:
    I will do educational screen casting video for some projects and I can not afford the price of the software tools I will need.
    So I thought to use a virtual machine and then install the trial version of the software I need and when trial expired I can redo it once again.
    So now I was wondering what is the most light weighted version of windows I can use?
    Shall I go for VirtualBox or VMware? or there are another alternatives?
    How to handle the restore of the virtual machine so when I open it it should include all trial software I want installed without reinstalling everything once again to start the trial period once again.
    I do not know what is the right term for the virtual machine, is it a snapshot or what? and how to make the best use of it?
    Thanks