Using virtual machines

Using virtual machines

For the uninitiated, Virtual Machines (VM’s) are a software and/or hardware solution which simulate a completely separate computer environment on an existing computer.

This ‘Virtualized’ environment acts as if it were a second computer sitting next to your current computer .

This technology allows you to,  for example,  run a different operating system from within your current one.  (E.g You can run Windows XP in a Virtual Machine from within Windows Vista).


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