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SearchOpenSource: How-to: Using a Windows Virtual Machine to Validate Linux Boot CDs or Images

Mar 31, 2006, 09:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Justin Korelc, Ed Tittel)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"Only in Star Trek do users have access to the holodeck, a virtual container and simulation environment for interacting with arbitrary objects, creatures, and environments. The average modern computer must make do with EMC's VMWare virtualization software instead, to make a similar but somewhat less all-encompassing departure from desktop reality. Although VMWare lacks the power of the Enterprise's holodeck, it does make practical, real-world use of imaginary, interactive virtualized runtime environments.

"This article summarizes how to manipulate simple VMWare configuration files (.vmx) for a Windows host environment to operate Linux within a virtual arena, for validation testing or as a practical training tool..."

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