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What virtualization software can I use?

Well as the title reads, are there any other virtualization softwares in the mould of virtualbox be it proprietory or open source?

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marked as duplicate by fossfreedom, desgua, Takkat, Javier Rivera, htorque Sep 2 '11 at 7:50

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KVM is Ubuntu's "official" virtualization platform.

sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm

Will get that installed for you. Or read the instructions in Synaptic to see if you machine qualifies (most ordinary PC's will).

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"official"? where it says that? – Uri Herrera Sep 2 '11 at 7:29
From the Ubuntu newsletter. Perhaps "supported" would have been a better word than "official". Ubuntu Server Team Focuses on KVM With the upcoming LTS release, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), will be the virtualization tool of choice for the Server Team. KVM works on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V), using modified QEMU. Ubuntu 8.04 will also include tools to help manage the KVM. To learn more about KVM, see the interview below with Soren Hansen, virtualization specialist for the Ubuntu Server Team. – zenWeasel Sep 2 '11 at 17:47
From 2008? Vbox looks more official than KVM – Uri Herrera Sep 2 '11 at 17:58
I would not look for Ubuntu to be making an Oracle product the "official" anything. VBox is a great product, I use it myself. But if you have IP concerns, I would stay away from it. Plus, he ask for something not Vbox, which in Natty, KVM is still a "supported" packages, Vbox is not. – zenWeasel Sep 8 '11 at 14:59

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