What is Virtual Machine?
A virtual machine is a software computer that, like a physical computer, runs an operating system and applications. The #virtual #machine is comprised of a set of specification and configuration files and is backed by the physical resources of a host.
so as per the above definition you can create N-number of computer as you like and you can also Destroy it when ever you want at no cost. The other best think about VM is that you can created a machine with any Operating System as you like.
What are the Advantages of VM?
You can also use your own image by capturing the image of an existing virtual machine or virtual hard drive. Virtual machines are beneficial in several ways.
- A user can try new operating system without actually installing them.
- A VM can be deleted when you are done with the operating system.
- New versions of an operating system can be tried and tested before the user installs them on the machine.
- VM provides a very economical and hassle free way of using a development framework or a tool that runs on specific version of OS.
The Most Popularly used Virtual Machine are :
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