Operating System emulator


I am using ubuntu and for the graduate course in Advanced Operating Systems,
I am exploring
some OS emulator, but got thoroughly confused after google search.

Can someone suggest which is the best options for OS emulator ( at least for
graduate studies).



Re: Operating System emulator

By hugh at 07/12/2009 - 21:46

I noticed the other posts on this thread discuss virtual machines, which I
guess are hardware emulators. Do you mean this or products like WINE which
are more software emulators?
I may be going the wrong way here.
I think a bit more detail in what you are asking would help you get the
answers you want :)
Do you have a link to a web page describing the subject you are studying?


Re: Operating System emulator

By Fred Roller at 07/12/2009 - 20:12

I have used both VMware and Virtualbox. Both have served my purposes
well and would recommend either. I currently use Vbox, it is in the
repos of Ubuntu so less hassel to install and the updates are integrated
with the OS.

Re: Operating System emulator

By Monte Milanuk at 07/12/2009 - 13:03

As mentioned, not entirely sure what you're looking for... but perhaps
VirtualBox would fit the bill? It allows you to run various 'guest'
operating systems on a virtual machine on top of a 'host' operating system.
There are commercial and 'Open Source' versions, but most people outside of
a corporate environment end up using the 'Personal Use & Evaluation License'
(PUEL) version.



Re: Operating System emulator

By Bhavani Shankar R at 07/12/2009 - 12:36

On Sun, Jul 12, 2009 at 11:01 PM, MirJafar Ali < ... at gmail dot com>wrote:


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