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What is a Virtual Machine?

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016  |  32 Views

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The textbook answer is: A virtual machine (VM) is a software implementation of a machine (i.e. a computer) that executes programs like a physical machine.

The majority of computers in the Library are virtual machines. All operating system files and software are installed on a server. What is seen on the screen of your "session" is taking place physically at another location. You are looking at a snapshot of this activity. Hence, no data can be stored "locally" on the physical machine.

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