Tools for virtual computing in Linux

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Article from Issue 54/2005

Once you could only choose one operating system. Then you could choose more, but you had to reboot. In today’s world, users prefer their heterogeneity to come in a single package. Why not run Windows applications in Linux? Why not implement a full version of Windows, or Mac OS X, or Linux, inside of a Linux host? Developers like virtual systems because an unfinished application can break the virtual PC without bringing down the host. System administrators use virtual systems to test kernel versions or to experiment with network configurations. Users just want to run their favorite application in their favorite operating system. In this month’s Virtual Systems cover story, we’ll help you get started with virtual computing in Linux

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