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Date: 2014may22
OS: Windows
Keywords: Virtual machine

Q.  What do you recommend for free software that does virtualization on Windows?

A.  I tried Virtual Box and VMware Player.

It selected VMware because it worked with more OSes.  In Virtual Box both
Ubuntu and Fedora appeared to install but when I entered the user's password
they just hung.  Maybe there is a solution for this somewhere out there.
I was able to install both on VMware.

VMware as a feature that seems to automatically install the guest for you.
It answers the questions.  But that didn't work for me.  And I prefer
picking the options myself.  So I picked the option to create a blank OS
and later specified the .iso image as the CD-ROM drive.

Virtual Box lets you run multiple virtual machines simultaneously which is cool.
If VMware player does this, I couldn't find it.

More info
http://lifehacker.com/5861847/the-best-virtualization-app-for-windows

Essential key combos:
Alt-G = control to guest OS
Alt-Ctrl = control to host OS

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