Virtual Machines Documentation
 
Oracle's VirtualBox
VirtualBox for Windows Resources Page
First download and install the VirtualBox Platform package for the desired platform
Then download and install the corresponding VirtualBox Extension Pack
Step-by-step instructions for installing Ubuntu on VirtualBox running on a Windows platform
VirtualBox Manual
VirtualBoxes - Free VirtualBox® Images; pre-configured operating systems - various platforms

How to dual boot and virtualize the same partition under VirtualBox
Details here

Microsoft HyperV
A BIOS update may be required for some computers to install the Hyper-V Role and/or start Hyper-V virtual machines
How to Install HyperV
Five Excellent Uses of Windows 8 HyperV

Running VirtualBox and HyperV on the Same Machine
Side by Side - Virtual Box + Hyper-V (Windows 8 Pro) - Solve with Different Boot Configuration;
This article explains how to have both Oracle's VirtualBox and Microsoft's HyperV installed on the same machine without conflicts

Alternatives to Virtual Machines
Drawbridge; A new form of virtualization for application sandboxing (45 minute video; an alternative to virtual machines)

SLO Bytes VM Geek Sessions
I held two meetings to demonstrate and implement virtual machines using Oracle's VirtualBox.
The last session took place on May 9, 2013 in the KCBX Training Center, 4100 Vachell Lane, San Luis Obispo, CA. My notes appear below.
Thanks to Alan Raul and the other members of the Linux SIG for allowing me to incorporate the second Geek Session on virtual machines into their Linux SIG.

My Virtual Machines Handouts
Geek Session Handout
Notes on Geek Session

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