[SOLVED] Oracle VM VirtualBox uses

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Peter Linu
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[SOLVED] Oracle VM VirtualBox uses

Post by Peter Linu » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:07 am

Hiyall,
Some people both privately and on this forum use Oracle VM VirtualBox. I can understand using it if one doesn't want to be surrounded by computers but is there other reasons?
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Re: Oracle VM VirtualBox uses

Post by Neil Edmond » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:14 am

Here is an article that explains a little about what a virtual machine is, and 10 popular uses for them:
https://www.mytechlogy.com/IT-blogs/956 ... Tb5YtZ7kgQ

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Re: Oracle VM VirtualBox uses

Post by Peter Linu » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:38 am

Hi Neil,
Thanks for the heads up.
VM is really for IT professionals. The only use I would have is testing a new flavour of Linux which I probably could do on one of my many laptops anyway!
A friend who is an IT engineer, has a desktop with 32Gb RAM and runs separate VMs containing 3 different DSD music-playing software so he can ascertain which software makes each piece of music sound the best. Shades of 'trains going across speakers' from the advent of stereo era.
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Re: [SOLVED] Oracle VM VirtualBox uses

Post by MontyMan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:37 pm

When migrating from one computer to another, you can P2V the old one, and fire it up occasionally when you've forgotten something. I still use the old Windows computer for noodling out what an old password was, and am still in the process of transitioning the email accounts. Running 64-bit Mint MATE on a Toshiba notebook (i5 hardware about 5 years old, 8GB RAM) and it has a good response, a nice snappy system. Even reasonable Linux response when firing up the old Windows XP or Windows 10 virtual machines.

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