"Virtualisation doesn't have to be scary. It isn't the sole
domain of the enterprise, or cloud computing, or server farms. It's
just as useful, and just as manageable, as the average desktop, and
there now seem to be almost as many ways to virtualise Linux as
their are distributions themselves.
"You could pay money, for example, and buy a workstation product
from either VMware or Parallels, both of which have excellent
performance, support and some advanced features. Or you could try
their open source equivalents, the wonderful VirtualBox and
"But there's another alternative, and it can offer the most
transparent virtualisation integration into your current
configuration, making it an ideal way to experiment with new
distributions, and put them to the test."