Virtual Operating Systems
A virtual operating system is also known as a virtual machine. It is a system which controls the hardware and software of a system. Virtual operating systems are of two types: system virtual machines and process virtual machines. A system virtual machine supports the whole operating system and a process virtual machine is used to run a single program. A virtual operating system supports a variety of hardware and software. However, it has some requirements, such as it requires some additional memory, a processor, and an additional hard disk. A virtual operating system has a number of features as well.
- Multiple Environments
- High Performance
- Support for Other Operating Systems
- Improved Screen Resolution and Video Drivers
A virtual operating system enables the system to work in multiple environments. You can thus work in different environments at the same time. This enables you to save a lot of time.
A virtual operating system also offers better system performance. It provides a variety of applications, like the provisioning applications, which enhance system performance. It also offers various recovery options, like Disaster Recovery, which helps you to recover lost data and files when your system is damaged badly.
A virtual operating system also supports other operating systems. This feature thus enables you to use other operating systems as well, in addition to improving the performance of the system.
A virtual operating system offers optimized video drivers. It also offers an extraordinarily high screen resolution. With such video drivers, you can watch movies with surround sound. It also enables editing of movies. With a high screen resolution, you can also create icons with different colors and contrasts.