Virtual Machines allow you to run multiple operating systems on a single computer.Ã‚ There is also management software to control a multitude of machines on a networks. We’ve found plenty of tutorials to help get you started with both the installation and management of VMware.
- Instructional video – Installing VMware on Windows.
- The U of Alberta has more detailed information about VMware.
- Run multiple OSes with free VMWare Player
- You can also learn to install the VMware server on Ubuntu.
- Can run all versions of Windows, Linux, FreeBSD fairly well
- Good for someone who wants to run Windows to access Office or compile and test Windows applications (except games) or run an application (not a game).
- Good for testing out a new version of a system.
- Good for “help desk” in some cases.
- Good if you have to have a Windows machine but still want the use of linux without having to dual boot
- needs lots of memory
- Cannot emulate all your devices
- does not support game playing very well
- sound is poor (but supposed to be better in version 4.0)
- usb support is behind (only version 1.0 usb ports)