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The desktop virtualization dearth


I can’t believe how few options there are for desktop virtualisation (or virtualization) on Windows. I’m using VirtualBox to host Linux on Windows but I have a BIG problem with a BIG snapshot file that seems to keep growing to 20GB+ making the available space on my Windows partition shrink and shrink away.

It seems even the big virtualisation vendors like Microsoft, Parallels and Citrix have lost interest in a personal desktop virtualization product. VMWare and VirtualBox look like the only viable options.

I have downloaded the latest Bochs and will give that a go. There’s certainly a market opportunity here.

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