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'''Virtualization''' is the act of abstracting or removing a layer of complexity from a given object, in relation to a specific resource.
 
'''Virtualization''' is the act of abstracting or removing a layer of complexity from a given object, in relation to a specific resource.
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There are many forms of virtualization, but recently the term has emerged to describe concepts in Information Technology and Computer Science.  <ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtualization</ref>
 
There are many forms of virtualization, but recently the term has emerged to describe concepts in Information Technology and Computer Science.  <ref>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtualization</ref>
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== Environments  ==
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=== Windows ===
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* Virtual PC (simulate XP, Vista, Server, etc in Windows 7): http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/
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* Virtual PC 2007 (for Windows XP and Vista): http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/virtual-pc-2007.aspx
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* Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image (run various IE versions): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=21eabb90-958f-4b64-b5f1-73d0a413c8ef<ref>How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218/en-us</ref>
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=== Mac ===
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Revision as of 16:38, 9 May 2011

Virtualization is the act of abstracting or removing a layer of complexity from a given object, in relation to a specific resource.


There are many forms of virtualization, but recently the term has emerged to describe concepts in Information Technology and Computer Science. [1]


Environments

Windows


Mac

References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtualization
  2. How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827218/en-us

See Also

Cloud Computing | VMware