"Sun just made another open source acquisition: Innotek, the
makers of the open source VirtualBox virtual machine application.
Unlike MySQL, though, this is one open source acquisition that hits
home for me in a major way.
"I've been using virtual machines as testbeds in one form or
another for years. On a modern and decently equipped PC (multiple
cores, more than one hard drive), they're a far more convenient way
to do controlled work with software and operating systems than
having an entirely separate computer..."