Tag: virtualization

In computing, virtualization (or virtualisation) is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as a hardware platform, operating system (OS), storage device, or network resources.
While a physical computer in the classical sense is clearly a complete and actual machine, both subjectively (from the user’s point of view) and objectively (from the hardware system administrator’s point of view), a virtual machine is subjectively a complete machine (or very close), but objectively merely a set of files and running programs on an actual, physical machine (which the user need not necessarily be aware of).
Virtualization can be viewed as part of an overall trend in enterprise IT that includes autonomic computing, a scenario in which the IT environment will be able to manage itself based on perceived activity, and utility computing, in which computer processing power is seen as a utility that clients can pay for only as needed. The usual goal of virtualization is…

Fedora 15 available to download

Fedoraproject.org announce the availability of Fedora 15. The Fedora release cycle is six month. The new release focused on desktops, developers, virtualization, security and system administration. Fedora 15 featured the…

A Quick Look at VirtualBox 2.1

Parallels and VMware are the two top contenders in the Mac virtualization game, but there’s another virtualization package that you should know about: VirtualBox. Put out by Sun, VirtualBox is…

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