It was a little difficult to get going on Linux because Windows XP had a very tough time running Linux and, to complicate things even more, Vista could not be run on Linux either. The problem with Vista was that it was notorious for making errors. However, I was still able to run my Windows machine as a virtual machine for my Linux machine. Although it took some time, it worked.
Later on, I became aware that there were other alternatives to Windows such as virtualization such as VMWare and Citrix. Since I had already had experience with Linux, I thought that it would be a good idea to try them out as well. At this time, I was also having trouble finding software that could help me maintain my own Linux machine as well. As you can imagine, having two machines running Linux in separate locations was complicated.
As a hobbyist operating systems development was no longer an option for me. The other options were to purchase or build my own Linux machine and buy a virtualization solution. Both of these options were more expensive than I wanted to spend, plus, I didn’t have much of a knowledge base when it came to Linux systems. I eventually decided to find a solution that would allow me to work on a virtual machine in a single location. I knew that if it worked, I would be very happy.
After years of frustration with virtualization, I found the best solution that I could find that would allow me to run my Linux machine in a single location while being able to access all of my files from another location. I am very satisfied with this solution.
If you are just starting out with your OS development hobby, or if you know you will be a beginner, I suggest that you first consider buying and using a piece of software that will provide you with virtualization solutions. and get familiar with the OS as you progress in your hobby.
One of the biggest reasons for which I think it is important to learn how to create a virtual machine is that virtualization is very different from what you see on the web for example in Windows XP. If you do not know what you are doing, you will run into problems that can be expensive and time consuming.
Another option is to develop your virtual machine on your own or learn from someone who does virtual machines. By working with a professional, you will be able to become skilled at creating and managing virtual machines in a matter of minutes. In order to become a specialist, you will need to build many of them and will need to learn about the inner-workings of virtual machines as well as the tools that will be necessary for administering them. I personally use VMWare and my own personal software to create my virtual machines.
Virtual machine software is a must have for any serious hobbyist or professional who is planning to create and run virtual machines in the future. There are many resources on the internet that offer virtual machine software for people to download free of charge.
My favorite resource for finding virtual machine software and for learning more about virtual machines is the VirtualBox project. It is completely free of charge, is easy to use, and offers a great deal of information to help you get started in your OS development hobby or career.
When it comes to virtual machines for Linux, there is no reason why a hobbyist cannot use VirtualBox. as a base for his/her OS development projects. I personally recommend that they use VirtualBox for their virtual machines as this is the most powerful tool that provides the flexibility and the ability to easily scale your virtual machine depending on the amount of memory that you have available.