Getting started with Virtualization - Create a Ubuntu Virtual Machine

This will be brief but (excuse me for saying so myself) a cool little blog post about getting started with virtualization. We'll get into an example right away and some minutes from now you'll be testing your website in real IE6 on a virtual machine. Don't care about IE6? Fine, later in the article we'll quickly create our own little machine where you can install any software you might find useful.

We'll install Ubuntu. Why? Because it's free and cool.


Setup your own small dedicated server

In this blog post we'll do something different. We'll use an old computer to setup a dedicated web server using Ubuntu Server edition, Apache and MySQL server.

What you'll need

  • A blank CD
  • An old computer with CD drive
  • Some free time (3 hours approximately)