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Technical Jargon / Glossary V

Below is the glossary for the letter V.

Throughout our site and especially on the tutorial pages you may see words in blue and underlined. These are links to some of the terms here where we hope to be able to clarify the meaning.

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Virtual Memory - The virtual memory is a file kept on the hard drive of a computer and treated as random access memory (RAM). You can increase the size of the virtual memory although it isn't a replacement for physical memory.

Virtualisation - A virtual computer doesn't physically exist. Generally with virtual computers, one computer exists physically and then special software can hold multiple instances of the same or different software. This is typically done to save on hardware costs although can complicate an installation if not not correctly.

VirtualBox - This software allows a computer to run other software other than the intended operating system. It runs on Mac OS X and Windows 7. Under Windows 7 you could run an instance of Windows XP, Windows Server Family, Linux. Under Mac OS X you could run Windows XP, Vista, 7 and other Mac versions.

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