Virtual Computer

A WikiWord for a virtual hardware machine like VmWare, MsVirtualPc, VirtualBox, or CoLinux.

This is different from the VirtualMachine WikiWord which has been used to refer to ByteCode VirtualMachines like the JavaVirtualMachine and the CommonLanguageRuntime.

There are several different ways of persuading a single computer to operate as a host computer that contains or controls a VirtualComputer. Each method has is advantages and its disadvantages - typically a balance between realism in the emulation of hardware, the extent to which host and guest systems have to be modified, the degree to which each system can appear to be completely autonomous, and the resources consumed by each VirtualComputer. The task can be rendered easier if the hardware has been designed so that it is intended to support virtualization.


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