If you are in tech industry, it’s hard not to use virtualization. If you are a little bit technically savvy, virtualization comes in really handy.

This post is a little bit of me just reminiscing the old days… Everything used to run on physical machines. I remember using Ghost for backing up computer images and restore them on physical machines. It’s still a viable solution but virtualization makes it so much easier.

If you want to save a state of a computer, just hit the “snapshot” button. You can always go back to where you were.

Now that I’m building an Ubuntu environment, I’m starting to use VMWare Workstation 15 Player. This is a free product for non-commercial use that allows you to create virtual machines. I had been a VMWare Fusion (for Mac) customer for more than 10 years so I thought I would give it a try and I’m happy I did. I may purchase a Pro version license down the road.

Though I love what Ubuntu (Canonical) has done for the Linux world and I want to use their environment as my main environment, I feel that I cannot give up Windows 100% because it’s still a defacto-standard OS and there are some applications that requires Windows 10. I should keep my option to be able to do things on Windows. VMWare totally makes it possible.

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