Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Jul 2007 13:20 UTC, submitted by michuk
OSNews, Generic OSes "The majority of Linux users have gotten used to keeping more than one operating system on their hard disks. Most frequently the second system is a version of Microsoft Windows. Switching between the two systems tends to be irritating, especially when the secondary system is needed only once - to run an application WINE has refused to start, for example. Now we introduce the virtualization technology which allows us to run several systems on the same computer, at the same time, all under the control of one of them, called a 'host'. My examples are based on the VMware Server Console v. 1.0.3 (distributed from its manufacturer's website free of charge) running under Mandriva Linux Spring with KDE 3.5.7."
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VMWare Server 1.0.3 for Intel x86 supports sound on the host machine but does not redirect the sound via the VNC/SSL interface when the console is running on a remote machine. There is an interesting feature where a CD/DVD drive can be either on the remote guest machine or on the host, hopefully they will expand this idea to cover floppy drives, printers, USB devices, sound, etc..

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