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VirtualBox and creating virtual servers for web development

If you've heard of VMWare and virtualization, you might be confused when you visit VMWare and see 100 different products offered.  I know I am.  If you're a web developer and want to easily cut through the noise, use VirtualBox by Oracle.  It's an open source alternative for virtualization and it does pretty much anything you need as a web developer that wants to spin up an environment for testing on your own computer.  It also works on both Windows and Mac computers.

I recently used VirtualBox on a project and was pleased with its simplicity.  It's a great way to install and develop on a Bitnami stack in a similar environment to your production server.

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