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No, you can not run every OS. Mainly running "Mac OS X" (for example) is pretty hard, but most mainstream Operating Systems can be virtualised with VirtualBox. But to answer your questions further: Operating Systems: Yes, you can run Windows under Ubuntu. I have successfully run Windows XP/7/8 and most of the Windows Server operating systems under ...


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its hard to answer the first question , yes the cpu may well get called away but its generally not for long enough to be an issue. There are many factors , depending on how io or cpu bound your application is that would decide if this is a problem. i would suggest you do some exploratory testing on a small scale to find out the practical limits of how much ...


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I would go with VirtualBox for a couple of reasons. First, it's free. Second, it integrates incredibly well with Vagrant which allows you to script the provisioning of your build boxes from scratch. Granted, you won't want to reprovision the build boxes often but should something weird happen, you'll be able to get back to a known state very quickly (...


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I can't give a hard list, but I can offer a few pointers: I'd definitely start with some kind of baseline against a physical system and a virtualized clone of that system to give a rough ratio of your VM performance hit. It won't be accurate, but it will be a useful data point. You'll want to know your SAN configuration - particularly the location of the ...


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