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21 Jan 2009

Virtual Menagerie

Linux has a rich selection of virtualisation solutions available. It is therefore trivial to have many other operating systems running under a Linux system. Over the past few days I've been playing with Qemu again after a long period of using VirtualBox.

I've now quite a few systems running inside VMs: Windows98 on Qemu; Windows NT4 on Qemu or Virtualbox; Windows 2K and XP on VirtualBox; Free-BSD; a selection of Debian, CentOS, and Red Hat Linuxes; Open Solaris and a smattering of smaller oddities on VirtualBox. All the Windows systems are running on licences of older systems, since upgraded to Linux and are used to run legacy software or for browser testing. The Linux VM are for code testing and a bit of learning and experimenting.