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OSNews: Review: Serenity Virtual Station

Apr 19, 2004, 08:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Haring)

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"Imagine this scenario: you need to run your favorite application under Linux but the application has not been ported to Linux yet and there is no other alternative that would completely suit your needs. Or you need to work with several operating systems.

"Of course you can have multiple OSes installed in multiboot configuration but that means that often you would end up with limited access to data stored in other OS installations and you cannot work with two or more systems simultaneously. One possible solution is to run (possibly several) guest OSes inside virtual machines installed on the host system. In order to do that special piece of software is needed to emulate and manage the virtual machines. Examples of such software are VMware, VirtualPC (both commercial), Bochs, Plex86 (both are free but yet not suitable for ordinary use). But there is another promising alternative coming soon: Serenity Virtual station..."

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