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Re: Niche for Hurd - discussion - lightweight virtualisation

From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: Niche for Hurd - discussion - lightweight virtualisation
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 19:57:36 +0100
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Am Samstag 08 November 2008 17:34:08 schrieb olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net:
> A virtual appliance is similar, only that the operating system+software
> is preinstalled in an image, and comes along with a virtualization
> solution to run it -- you can use it inside an existing host system, and
> don't have to install the actual software at all. Only the
> virtualization solution interacts with the host system, while the actual
> software is completely isolated.

In easy words: It's a off-the-rack system I can rent from someone. For example 
a webserver which just offers an online shop and looks like a dedicated 
server, but in truth is just a virtual OS on a shared server. 

And the Hurd would allow to do that without the overhead of having to keep a 
full system for each off-the-rack system. Only the user-data would have to be 
stored for each virtual system. 

Did I get it right? 

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