VirtualBox

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Many popular virtualization tools are either too expensive or too complicated. If you’re looking for another option, try the no-cost and user-friendly VirtualBox.

Virtualization is gaining popularity as a technique for testing software and simplifying system administration. A virtualization tool simulates an autonomous machine that is independent of the host system. Unfortunately, many virtualization programs are either expensive, like the market leader VMware, or difficult to use, like Xen. Alternative programs such as Qemu often fail to offer adequate performance in production environments.

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