Chapter 8. Virtualization

In the last couple of years, hardware advancements have exponentially increased the hard drive and RAM capacity of the average, everyday consumer PC. Processing power and capacity that used to be considered a premium now ships out of the box for less than $500. This rapid increase in capacity has unfortunately led to the development of software by unseasoned developers that don’t concern themselves with capacities or limits, creating slow and inefficient applications. Worse, most people have grown accustomed to blaming the operating system when the applications become slow or unresponsive.

This chapter focuses on how virtualization can increase ...

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