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Virtual Linux

Mar 11, 2010, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"The definition of virtual Linux is as fluid as the Linux platform itself. For the desktop user, virtual Linux translates into being able to use Linux without changing their existing operating system. For those working with servers however, virtual Linux can mean something very different altogether.

"In both instances, virtual Linux is fast becoming a term coined to explain the benefits of using a virtual operating system in place of dedicated hardware.

"...To the typical desktop user, virtual Linux is a Linux installation that's not actually installed over their existing operating system. These types of Linux instances come in a number of shapes and sizes. Ranging from a LiveCD such as Knoppix down to installations running in what is called a virtual machine. What's the difference?"

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