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Virtualization - Virtual Server, Virtual PC, Hyper V - what are they / what do you need for them / why use 1 or the other

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I need to catch up to 2009 and want to start using / experimenting with virtualization.  there's 3 flavors of microsoft virtualization, right?  Vertual server (runs on a server OS as an app to virtualize server or desktop OSs?), virtual PC (runs on a desktop OS as an app to virtualize desktop OSs?) and hyper V (this is where I get lost).

am I right with my descriptions of the software out there?  Please correct me if I am wrong on the first 2.  AS I chose zones, I saw hypervisor mentioned - that's also virtualization?

what type of machine do I need for good performance?  RAM?  if I go above 4 GB, I need 64 bit apps to get access to the ram over 4 GB so win 7 or Server 2008 would be needed as the host?

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