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informIT: Introduction to User Mode Linux

Aug 01, 2006, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"User Mode Linux (UML) is a virtual Linux machine that runs on Linux. Technically, UML is a port of Linux to Linux. Linux has been ported to many different processors, including the ubiquitous x86, Sun's SPARC, IBM and Motorola's PowerPC, DEC's (then Compaq's and HP's) Alpha, and a variety of others. UML is a port of Linux in exactly the same sense as these. The difference is that it is a port to the software interface defined by Linux rather than the hardware interface defined by the processor and the rest of the physical computer..."

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