Installing various kinds of software on my winXP laptop turned my "All Programs" section into a major head ache. Also, testing different software on windows was not useful as most production environments move to Linux. This lead me to turn to the concept of Virtual Machines and the ability to have Linux VM's running on my windows XP box. Here are some excellent sites to learn more:

Run Linux on Windows Puppy Linux is highly recommended for beginners. Its really small and cute !

Adding a hard disk

VMware is currently (Jan 08) the undisputed heavyweight champion in the space but with Oracle, Microsoft and Open source getting more interested ; hmm well lets see …

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License