by Neil Higgins, LCCUG member
We will explore virtualization using a program called Virtualbox. Virtualization is the ability to run multiple operating systems as “guests” inside your existing operating system.
VirtualBox is a cross-platform virtualization application. What does that mean? For one thing, it installs on your existing Intel or AMD-based computers, whether they are running Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems.
Secondly, it extends the capabilities of your existing computer so that it can run multiple operating systems (inside “virtual machines”) at the same time. So, for example, you can run Windows and Linux on your Mac, run Windows on Linux, run Linux on your Windows PC, and so on, all alongside your existing applications. You can install and run as many virtual machines as you like- the only practical limits are disk space and memory.
A running installation of VirtualBox will be demonstrated, along with the installation of a Linux guest system inside VirtualBox on a Windows 7 system.
We continue to field audience computer and program related questions at 6:00 pm. A short business meeting will take place at 6:30 pm with the program starting immediately thereafter. A question and answer session comes after the program. Come and learn and have some fun.
Amherst Church of the Nazarene
210 Cooper Foster Park Road
Amherst Ohio - 6:00 - 8:00 pm