To celebrate the release of Jessie (Debian 8) as the new stable version of Debian, here comes a tutorial to install it as a virtual machine (VM) on your computer: How to create a Debian virtual machine with VirtualBox?
You will need to download and install VirtualBox, the Oracle software that allows you to run any OS on… any other OS, as a virtual environment. This procedure is a lot safer than a dual boot: no need to fool around with boot sector or disk partitions, all is virtually recreated. The counterpart is that your computer resources are shared by two OS’s. To avoid any performance issue, we’ll choose a lightweight but efficient desktop environment. Continue reading “How to Install Debian 8 Jessie as a virtual machine”