Let's say that your office runs all your desktops and servers on Windows XP and Windows 2000 but your boss has given you the task of trying out a new application on Linux. What would you do? You could either: (a) requisition a brand new PC where you can install Linux; (b) reformat an existing PC and dual-boot Linux; or (c) run Linux from within an existing Windows computer.
Option (a) is neat but expensive: budgets being what they are today, you're not guaranteed to get your new hardware. Option (b) sounds more reasonable, but it's time-consuming and contingent on the availability of a machine that you can repurpose for testing. And that leaves option (c), which sounds appealing but it sounds a bit too incredible to be real. Run Linux from within Windows? Preposterous!
Monday, May 29, 2006
Virtualization with VMWare
Excerpt of VMWare article for PC Magazine Philippines, coming out August (probably):