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Virtualization typically means platform virtualization. It allows you to run one or more operating system images on one computer. For more information read

Linux Virtualization

Platform virtualization under Linux can be done with

  • VMWare - full virtualization
  • VirtualBox - like VMWare, but only 1 processor per VM
  • KVM - full virtualization (paravirtualization is in test)
  • XEN - paravirtualization
  • User-mode Linux - pseudo virtualization
  • Qemu - processor emulator


See also