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Microsoft Virtualization Secrets by John Savill

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Chapter 3

Virtualizing Client Operating Systems

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Recognizing the purpose of machine virtualization on a client operating system
  • Understanding the difference between type 1 and type 2 hypervisors
  • Leveraging Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode to manage incompatible legacy applications on Windows 7
  • Using MED-V to resolve compatibility issues in enterprise environments
  • Using Hyper-V on the desktop to support power users
  • Looking at Hyper-V on the server and client with Windows 8

This chapter looks at virtualizing operating systems on theclient itself. There are two main purposes for virtualization on a client system: resolving application incompatibility with newer operating systems, and supporting power users who need different environments for testing and doing their jobs. Various solutions are available for client-side operating system virtualization, and in this chapter you learn about the Microsoft technologies and where they best fit.

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