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What is the point of having a VM?


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#1 F-1DeskLamp

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:21 AM

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:30 AM

A virtual machine can work for various purposes.

  • Sandboxing. If you wanted to test software but didn't want to cause potential damage to your operating system, you'd do it in a VM.
  • Servers. VPSes are cheaper alternative to a dedicated server, and works generally better than shared hosting as all the resources are isolated and under virtual CPU or whatever, rather than simply shared between others on one host server.
  • Messing around. Similar to sandboxing VMs can be used to just mess around and have fun in, maybe for nostalgia or other reasons.
  • Running/using older software/hardware. Some drivers may not work with modern OSes and some software doesn't work (e.g. Touhou 06: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil, is pretty much broken on Windows 10)


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:39 AM

What's a good one to get for a good deal?



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 03:45 PM

If you mean a VPS, I suggest DigitalOcean, they start at £4 a month and you get 20GB disc space and 512 MB of RAM, sufficient enough for a small website.

 

If you mean virtualisation software, check out the free VirtualBox offering, or VMWare Player if you don't like Oracle - which is understandable (or want something better with a few less features).



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:21 PM

Okay.  

 

Does Oracle have any "corporate ideology" problems?  It's common these days, so I just assume that's what you mean.  Hehe



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 08:11 AM

Yes: when they still owned OpenOffice they were literally only allowing contributions from Fortune 500 companies. They also have Oracle Linux, a rebranded RHEL with one major aspect which they won't let anyone reuse. Plus they left MySQL in the ditch to an extent to promote their main DB software. Hence why we have LibreOffice and MariaDB today.






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