"Blowing away a computer and installing a different operating
system is all part of a day's work for the Test Center. In fact,
some projects in the Test Center over the past year have included a
lot of time spent simply installing and reinstalling various Linux
distributions on a single machine.
"Test Center staff have found a number of good reasons for
removing a Linux distro entirely and doing a clean install. For
testing and evaluation purposes, however, it's helpful to have
multiple systems available simultaneously for comparison. This is
where virtual machines really come in handy..."