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Getting Started with Oracle VM VirtualBox by Pradyumna Dash

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Virtualization

This chapter will introduce you to the basics of virtualization. It discusses VirtualBox features, the high-level architecture of VirtualBox, and why you would want to use virtualization.

The adoption of virtualization technology has increased considerably in the past few years. However, it's not a new concept and has been around for some time now. This section provides the details of virtualization technology and concepts around it. This chapter also highlights why it's the talk of the town and why organizations are embracing virtualization.

This technology provides a way to separate physical hardware (computer) and software (OS and applications) by emulating hardware using software. Also, it enables a ...

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