Virtualization seems to be the buzzword these days and the software that makes its adoption painless for ordinary folks, in my opinion, is Oracle’s VirtualBox. It may not be “there” yet with VMWare, wherever “there” is, but for a basic testing lab, VBox does an awesome job.
The software is free – no one asks you to sign anything, fill out a long form, hand over your kids, or agree to some hidden EULA before you download. Go to the website, look for the version that matches your platform and download. If you are using a Linux Operating System, VirtualBox is most likely in the repository of your distro. (more…)