Ask the Readers: Do You Use Virtual Machines?

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on August 17th, 2011

Virtualization is a handy tool for running an operating system within your operating system. This week we want to hear about your adventures in virtual computing.

Virtualization allows you to emulate hardware and run virtual computers within the primary operating system on your machine. It’s a handy trick for testing software, sandboxing programs you’re developing, and playing with operating systems and software you may not wish to commit yourself to using full time. This week we want to hear all about your adventures in virtualization–why you do it, how you do it, and your tips for others looking to try their hand at it.

Sound off in the comments and make sure to check back on Friday for the What You Said roundup.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/17/11
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