Busy installing a Virtual Machine
I did not spend too much today at Persona Paper since I have been working most of the day on a new project. Installing
Virtual Box , a Virtual Machine (VM) software from Oracle .
For those of you not familiar with VMs, a Virtual Machine is a software application that allows to emulate the functionality of a real computer, without the need for additional hardware. In other words, a VM is a computer within another computer.
For example in computer running Windows 7 , by using VirtualBox I can then emulate a computer running Windows 8 , or MacOs or Linux .
In my personal case I want to be able to test several Linux implementations, in order to become more proficient with some of the newer flavors of this Operating System. Instead of using a real computer (or Hard Disk for that matter) to do all this testing, I can take advantage of VirtualBox functionalities and use it as a test computer within my current laptop. Neat isn't?
In the end, my experiment is not going as fast and smoothly as I wanted and I have spent hours trying to get my VM working properly. Will continue tomorrow.
Are you familiar with Virtual Machines? Do you use several computers?
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