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Discover the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine

Apr 25, 2007, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by M. Tim Jones)

[ Thanks to Adi Lane for this link. ]

"Virtualization is a concept that has been around for quite some time. Succinctly, it's the process of taking something and making it look like something else. Applying this concept to a computer system allows different users to view that single system differently (for example, a single computer that runs both Linux and Microsoft Windows concurrently). This is commonly called full virtualization.

"Virtualization can also take a more complicated form, where a single computer appears as multiple architectures (to one user, it's a standard x86 platform; to another, it's an IBM Power PC platform). This form of virtualization is commonly known as hardware emulation..."

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