Free Virtual PC from Microsoft — ArsTechnica

Inter­est­ing read. Ars­Tech­nica has an article/review about Microsoft’s Vir­tu­al PC, now avail­able free. Why would you want to set up anoth­er PC on your exist­ing PC? Check out new oper­at­ing sys­tems, exper­i­ment, play…who knows.

I run a Ubuntu serv­er for the home, on a stand-alone box. The art­icle talks about installing Ubuntu desktop on a PC…takes about 3 hours, but at the end of the day, you’ve got a com­puter that will run anoth­er OS with­in the win­dows envir­on­ment.

Is it bet­ter than cre­at­ing a dual-boot PC? Likely. This way, you don’t really have to work at the hard­ware lay­er — format­ting and par­ti­tion­ing your HD to sup­port mul­tiple OS. I’m temp­ted to try it out.

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