Virtualization in Linux: A Review of Four Software Choices

There is an inevitable march toward virtualization in the enterprise. Odds are you will run into it sooner or later. Take a look at a few technologies tested out on Linux.

Can't decide what virtualization technology to use on Linux?

Here is a chance for you to learn more about several virtualization technologies for Linux:
-Parallels
-VMware
-VirtualBox
-Qemu

From the findings:

Of these applications, VMware and VirtualBox definitely come out the clear winners. For individual use, where the ability to run a single Windows desktop inside of Linux is all that is needed, VirtualBox turns out to be my preference. It's much smaller than VMware, which comes packed with extra features that aren't necesary for the end-user. If your needs are different, however, you'll probably want to give VMware a closer look. Overall, the maturaty and stability of all four applications was impressive enough to call virtualization on the Linux desktop "complete."
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About the author

Dave Rosenberg has more than 15 years of technology and marketing experience that spans from Bell Labs to startup IPOs to open-source and cloud software companies. He is CEO and founder of Nodeable, co-founder of MuleSoft, and managing director for Hardy Way. He is an adviser to DataStax, IT Database, and Puppet Labs.

 

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