Virtualization is a great way to stand out as the hip guy at a party. In fact, people running virtual machines are rated awesome 9 times out of 10 in at least one survey that hasn’t been conducted. That’s a 90% awesome rate.
But be careful… To be awesome you need to run the right virtual machine. There are several vm options available and you need to pick the right team to avoid ridicule and failure.
It’s like the old iPod vs Zune debate… one was not awesome.
What is a VM?
A vm is a virtual machine.
Ok… so what is a Virtual Machine?
A virtual machine is a software version of a computer.
You can have a virtual machine running RedHat Linux, one VM running Windows XP, another VM running Windows 7, and one VM running Ubuntu – all on the same hardware using one computer.
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What is a VMware?!
You can use a tool like VMware Workstation or VirtualBox to run multiple virtual machines on your computer.
Since you’re asking this question, the Virtualization for Dummies book is probably a good place to start. Virtualization for Dummies is a fun and friendly guide explaining exactly how everything related to virtualization and virtual machines works.
I’m trying to decide between VMware vs VirtualBox!
Ascension to greatness? Listen, I just want a virtual machine…
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So, if I pick the right virtualization software, all my dreams will come true?
But back to the main topic.
It doesn’t matter which virtualization software you pick. So what if you bought a Zune back in the day, nobody actually cares today…
It’s the same with virtualization, you can use VMware or VirtualBox for your vm’s, it’s not going to change how your mother treats you or the way your corpse is cast aside after the singularity.
You need to prepare. It’s already too late…
Too late? Umm… can I just use VirtualBox?
If you’re interested in some differences and comparisons between VMware and VirtualBox, read the smackdown.
But, who cares.
Well, you said I need to make the right choice to avoid ridicule and failure!
Bro, have you been listening? That ship has sailed, you’re the Zune.
I’m the Zune?!
Yes, you’re the Zune.
Are you certain? I never quite considered myself a Zune.
I said you’re the Zune!
You know, this article took a turn for the worse at some point…
Shut your face Zune, nobody cares. If you want something interesting, go read my article about excrement.