hi what is the difference between physical machine and vdi? is desktop physical machine?

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A virtual machine resides on a physical machine. A physical machine can host multiple virtual machines. 

Answered 12/11/2012 by: Timi
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A physical machine can be whacked with a hammer. A vdi is a virtual machine, which is only in software. There isn't anything physical you can kick when it misbehaves.

 

Answered 11/30/2012 by: Ben M
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  • And yes, a desktop would be a physical machine. It can sit on top of a desk. :)

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>a desktop would be a physical machine
Hmmm...many people refer to 'the desktop' as the provision of software services on a PC, which *may* be physical but equally may not be. Also, there is the actual Windows 'Desktop' to consider. This highlights how important the choice of language can be when describing problems and solutions.

Answered 12/03/2012 by: VBScab
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Tough Q with a fast blurring line.

Answered 12/06/2012 by: Timanator
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