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Originally Posted by killabytes View Post

A lot of corporations are moving to VM systems. They can have a blade server with multiple units each running multiple VMs. This cuts down on hardware costs by a long shot. Plus you're multi-tasking servers that would normally sit idle.

This. When you're running a server farm, virtualisation will also cut your power bill, since you're reducing the amount of hardware sucking up electricity. Additionally, since you can run multiple distinct operating environments on a single piece of hardware, you take up less floor and rackspace, which will save you money on rented space.

On the workstation (and on the server) you can run applications that wouldn't normally run without a reboot, so for example you could use virtualisation on desktop Linux or Mac OS X to run Windows applications in a Windows instance without having to reboot.

I use VirtualBox do achieve the same thing: I run Linux on the bare metal, and Windows 7 Ultimate 64 inside VirtualBox.
Edited by parityboy - 2/17/12 at 5:29pm
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