ComparloCategory: TechnologyWhat is the difference between Host OS and Guest OS?
Karim MRabie, ICT Consultant | Mobility Expert asked 2 years ago

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Ahmed Ibrahim, ICT Professional answered 2 years ago

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Karim MRabie, ICT Consultant | Mobility Expert replied 2 years ago

I believe that the statement of Host OS including Hypervisor is applied only for Native Hypervisor such as KVM, right? For example this is not the case of Virtual Box, VM Fusion, etc.

Mshalkany27 replied 1 year ago

Can you provide more details please ?