I'm looking to deploy several virtual machines for users. They need access to both Windows and Linux.
They also need to use the computers graphics card (for Photoshop, modeling, etc) under Windows.
My question is, will an Ubuntu host/Windows guest or a Windows host/Ubuntu guest be faster? I'm somewhat worried about Windows getting a cluttered registry and slow, but on the otherhand, a Windows host would have direct access to hardware (Unless I'm just unaware of how to grant hardware access to a guest).
Does the choice of software (VMware or VirtualBox) effect the choice?