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Old 08 September 2008, 08:41   #21
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Originally Posted by TheCyberDruid View Post
Not? What else is a 'Virtual machine' than an emulator?
With virtualization, nothing is being emulated. It's an abstraction of computer resources. Virtualization is about partitioning a physical processor into multiple contexts and isolating a series of processes. Emulation is about duplicating the functions of a processor (and other resources) so that a the primary system behaves like the secondary system.

Simply put, emulation is imitation and virtualization is not. Then there's simulation. That's another story all together.

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