Summary:

Many people love Linux but aren’t able to commit to using it full time. Some folks use certain peripherals that Linux can’t yet accommodate, while others need applications for which suitable open source options don’t yet exist. Fortunately, virtualization makes it possible to put your favorite […]

Many people love Linux but aren’t able to commit to using it full time. Some folks use certain peripherals that Linux can’t yet accommodate, while others need applications for which suitable open source options don’t yet exist. Fortunately, virtualization makes it possible to put your favorite Linux distribution right on your Mac or Windows PC.

To virtualize a computer means to section off an area of the hard drive and put a second, fully-functional operating system on it, essentially turning one computer into two.

OStatic looks at the various virtualization options.

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