Do you already use manjaro as a host, my first thought is that you might be putting too much thought into the host OS. Are you trying to use a lightweight host so the guest has more power, why not just dual boot then?
My manjaro is a little broken. I’ve been told that quickest way to fix it is to nuke it and just do a fresh install.
I was thinking about virtualization for a while, I like the security aspect + having dedicated VM for work will help with procrastination.
I only have 16GB of RAM, so yes I was hoping for something lightweight.
What kind of work do you use the VM for, I’m having my own problems right now but up until yesterday I was rocking 16GB of ram, i3-10100, and a GTX1050TI. I was gaming on the VM with near native performance while simultaneously using the Manjaro host for discord, music, and looking up guides.
I do web dev, so it should be very light for the system. But I’m very greedy in terms of system resources. I don’t want to waste them unnecessarily, since the host OS will be doing one single thing. And in general, I would like to know what is the “best” OS for hosting VMs.
Okay, so it’s more a question of what’s the best way, not so much you need the best but want an agreed on standard. I can understand the need for that question. Idk what the answer is lol but just wanted to make sure you weren’t wasting your time for nothing
@Rus Sorry, but there are no “specialized” OS for VMs. In general Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, Manjaro etc… are just Distributions. Think more of a “package center”, where all packages come together and then send it to you.
What you might try to ask is, which DEs (Desktop Environments). are good for VMs?