[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link.
“Only in Star Trek do users have access to the holodeck, a
virtual container and simulation environment for interacting with
arbitrary objects, creatures, and environments. The average modern
computer must make do with EMC’s VMWare virtualization software
instead, to make a similar but somewhat less all-encompassing
departure from desktop reality. Although VMWare lacks the power of
the Enterprise’s holodeck, it does make practical, real-world use
of imaginary, interactive virtualized runtime environments.
“This article summarizes how to manipulate simple VMWare
configuration files (.vmx) for a Windows host environment to
operate Linux within a virtual arena, for validation testing or as
a practical training tool…”