Emil Lerch

Husband, Father, Technologist, Cloud Architect

Very nice trend

I like the idea of being able to quickly have a full OS and environment available for use through the distribution of files for a virtual machine. Especially with the cost of VM software driving down quickly (for personal use without support this is now usually free), this is especially useful for development and testing.

A couple quick links on this:

Also there are some conversion tools for those that prefer VPC over VMWare or vice-versa:

I’m sure other converters are available for Xen, etc. As other food for thought, many virtual hard disks could fit on a USB key, making these OS’s fairly portable.