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VMware Workstation – No Experience Necessary by Sander Van Vugt

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Chapter 3. Working with Virtual Machines

In many ways, working with virtual machines is like working with physical machines. In some aspects, there are important differences. In this chapter, you'll learn about these differences that can sometimes make working with virtual machines a bit of a challenge. In this chapter, you'll also learn how to deal with the various particularities of working in a virtual environment.

Performing common tasks

Even the most common tasks can be different in a virtual machine. It starts with the virtual machine window itself. Once you're on it, the mouse cursor is captured. That means you'll need to apply a special trick to get back to the host operating system. The common way to do this is by pressing Ctrl + Alt at ...

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