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Beginning Modern Unix : Learn to Live Comfortably in a Modern Unix Environment by Manish Jain

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© Manish Jain 2018
Manish JainBeginning Modern Unix https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3528-7_9

9. Virtualization: The New Buzzword

Manish Jain1 
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Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
 

Until just a few years back, using virtualization software was almost entirely a corporate-world phenomenon, with almost all the activity being staged under the VMware banner which was, is, and will remain closed-source and commercial.

Open-source software has now leap-frogged ahead of the rest of the pack. VirtualBox, an open-source virtualization product created by Germany’s Innotek GmbH—acquired in 2008 by Sun Microsystems (which in turn was acquired by Oracle a couple of years later), now has the pole position on the virtualization grid. And it has a few other open-source ...

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