Whether you can’t live without that one Windows app or you just want to try out a new Linux distro, virtualisation is a great way to go. Our favourite virtualisation app for Linux is the free, powerful VirtualBox.
- Easy installation of popular operating systems like Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
- Run multiple virtualised environments simultaneously
- Run a guest OS in “seamless mode”, which puts the applications on your main Linux desktop
- Fast performance all around
- Take snapshots of your virtual machines, so you can start it up from any configuration or point in its life
- Clipboard sharing
- 3D virtualisation
- Open virtual disk images made in VirtualBox, VMWare, or Microsoft Virtual PC
VMWare PlayerVMWare Workstation
There are others available, but these are the two main competitors in the field, and definitely the easiest to use. Do you have a favourite tool that we didn’t mention? Let us know in the comments.
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