Running server systems in virtual environments is a popular approach, but the technology offers benefits to desktop users. In this article, we investigate some virtual desktop alternatives.
Virtualization technologies offer a simple approach to testing new configurations or launching programs designed for different operating systems. Most commercial virtualization products make it easy for newcomers to install and use the software.
These virtualization alternatives support guest systems running in an isolated environment on the host machine. The guest can be installed from ISO images or installation CDs or DVDs, which are mounted on the virtual machine.
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