A virtual machine is an emulation layer between a program and the OS that presents to the application a specialized environment to run in, than the raw environment that the OS provides.

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Distributing my Application inside a Debian Virtual Machine Image— How to meet GPL obligations?

I have a Linux application I've developed, and I have created a standalone VMWare Image that people can download to try out the application without needing to install and configure a Linux Server. I ...
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Slow developer machines - approach with vmware good?

we are using slow developer notebooks. They come equipped with vista and 2 gb rams, which slows down everything. Someone decided a good resolution would be to use vmware clients instead of faster pc ...
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How do you handle the need to have multiple development environments?

How do you deal with different project environments? Every project might require a different database (oracle, IBM db2, mysql & etc), a different server (tomcat, IBM WAS, weblogic & etc) or ...
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Recommendations on running Visual Studio inside a VMWare VDI environment?

Does anyone have experience running Visual Studio inside a VDI environment? Would you recommend it? Would you advise against it? Our Background Our department is one of the few in the ...
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What do you think of an interpreter written in Java? [closed]

I am currently working on the implementation of a new programming language, for fun. I realize that most languages never become popular, but I still want the language to have a high-quality ...
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Good Laptop .NET Developer VM Setup [closed]

I was torn between putting this question on this site or SuperUsers. I've tried to do a good bit of searching on this, and while I find plenty of info on why to go with a VM or not, there isn't much ...
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Are there issues with learning to program on a Virtual Machine?

I'm not a programmer, but financial analyst by profession who is learning how to code (Python, Django, C w/ ctypes when I need something to go really fast) in a virtual Ubuntu setup on my work laptop. ...
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Reasons to Use a VM For Development [duplicate]

Background: I work at a start-up company, where one team uses Virtual Machines to connect to a remote server to do their development, and another team (the team I'm on) uses local IIS/SQL Server ...