Virtualization

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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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtualization.

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

Guides

See also