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July 6, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:39pm

What is a virtual machine?

It’s like a twin brother of real machines.

By Joao Lima

In the computing space, a virtual machine is an operating system, aka software, that executes programs just like a real computer would.

Essentially, a virtual machine is like a virtual – software – twin of hardware or real machines.

Virtual machines are used on a daily basis by users to run different operating systems on a single real machine while keeping access to other software programs installed in the virtual machine.

 

In the computing space, a virtual machine is an operating system, aka software, that executes programs just like a real computer would.

Essentially, a virtual machine is like a virtual – software – twin of hardware or real machines.

Virtual machines are used on a daily basis by users to run different operating systems on a single real machine while keeping access to other software programs installed in the virtual machine.

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