DebCentral: OS Virtualization: An Introduction
Nov 29, 2005, 11:30 (3 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Josh
King for this link. ]
"One of the hottest topics in all of IT today is the subject of
virtualization. While it has been around for some time, it has just
recently started to garner the attention of the biggest names in
tech. Everyone from Intel and AMD, to Microsoft, Sun, and virtually
every commercial Linux vendor has either current or planned support
for virtualization. So what is it, and why is everyone so head over
heels about it?
"Virtualization comes chiefly in two forms, hardware or software
virtualization. The most well known is likely hardware emulation.
In this type of virtualization, the host OS provides a layer which
translates the usual system functions of the guest OS..."