There are times when you need to test an application without it making changes to the host OS. Here are some of the best sandbox applications for Windows you can use.
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Gnome Boxes helps to make virtualization easier. Does it have what it takes to beat out virtual machine programs like Virtualbox or VMware? Let’s find out.
Running out of disk space in your virtual machines? Here is how you can increase disk space of a virtual machine in VMWare.
Windows 8 comes with a client Hyper-V tool for users to run virtual machines in it. Let us see how to enable Client Hyper-V in Windows 8 and run virtual machines.
Docker.io allows you to create containers holding all the dependencies for an application, and yet nothing gets shared outside its environment. Let’s check out how to use it in Ubuntu.
Would it be great if you can bring your Windows apps wherever you go? This article will show you how to use Evalaze to virtualize Windows applications and make them portable.
Virtual machine is a good way to test out your applications without affecting the main host system. The disadvantage is that they are mostly desktop-bound and require you to allocate tens of gigabytes of space to it. If you are looking for a quick, small and portable virtual solution, Hopedot VOS could be the one you are looking for. And yes, we have free license keys to giveaway for this great software.
Virtualization is a hot topic nowadays. You will see most of the IT people (network and systems administrators) talking about Virtualization quite often. Before digging deep on what is virtualization, let’s talk a little about why we need or use virtualization software as it will help us better understand the concept.
Virtualization has many uses. You can use it to test another operating system, run applications that your OS does not support, or even maintain virtual servers within one or more virtual machines. KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) is a Linux virtualization tool that makes use of hardware-assisted virtualization (also called native virtualization) using processor technology such […]
Update: the giveaway contest is now closed. Portable apps can be very handy if you only need a few applications. Portable Virtualbox enables you to bring along the whole OS in a thumb drive, but it can be slow and often take up a big chunk of your USB storage space. What if you can […]
Portable applications are useful in that you can run it in any computers and without installation. The bad thing is, not every applications can be made portable. One of the solutions that we reviewed previously is to make your Windows XP portable so you can carry all your apps around. However, that can be an […]
A virtual machine is a software, that lets you create and run a separate operating system in your existing computer system. You can boot the virtual machine from the parent operating system and run just like another software application. For example: If you are using Windows xp, you can install popular virtualization software like Windows […]
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article on How To Run Multiple X Sessions Without Virtualization, which demonstrated how you can run multiple desktop environments at the same time on the same computer, and switch between them at the push of a button. I admit, this was somewhat of a warmup for the real […]
One of the best things about a Linux system is its flexibility. Even though I’ve been a heavy Linux user for years, I still come across features in the OS a related applications that surprise me. A while back I learned to run multiple desktop environments at the same time, using nothing but the features […]
Virtualbox is an excellent application to have if you’re looking to try out new operating systems and/or are generally interested in virtualisation for the many benefits it offers. Make Tech Easier has extensively covered VirtualBox a couple of times earlier and we are great fans of this cross platform, open source application. One thing which VirtualBox […]
QEMU is a CPU and process emulator which allows you to create virtual machines that can run on any platform. QEMU manager uses this emulator to virtualize Linux on windows systems. In this post we show you how to create an Ubuntu virtual machine on Windows using QEMU manager.