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"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..."

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