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    Question Virtualization Software!

    Hello

    I want to create a testing environment for linux, where I want to install multiple distributions that will run at a time.To add virtual machines, I will need virtualization software, please recommend which virtualization software choice will be better?

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    VMWare works best on my systems. VirtualBox may be of use to you as well. I am referring to the free VirtualBox and commercial VMWare.

    Although VMWare Server is free, I found that the Workstation just is much smoother and reliable.

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    I would say that it depends on what kind of testing you are wanting to do. If it's desktop, by all means go with virtualbox or vmware. If you're doing server type stuff, I've found that I like Xen. RHEL5 ships with some pretty could Xen management scripts too. Personally, I'm looking forward to KVM and seeing where that can go.
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    Hello

    Thank you.I have installed Virtual Box, can you suggest me what should be the best hard disk size and RAM size that can be allocated to a Linux distribution, to be used as a virtual machine?

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    A lot of those depend on the capacity of your machine and the distro you are using. For most modern distros I would recommend against going with anything less than 512MB RAM and 10GB Disk space (although this will run out very, very quick).

    So, I guess the question is - how much can you spare?
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    Actually, I am going to prepare my machine for that, that's why I am asking that for each distro what can be the suitable size of hard disk and RAM, so that I can make it available on my machine according to the number of distribution I want to install.

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    vm ware is the best softaware for ,linux.

    but it is not accepting win xp iso image anyhow
    can anyone help???

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