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Linux images for Virtualization

Some notes about Linux images for Virtualization.To test some network tools or configuration, it can be useful to use multiple virtual linux machine. They can run with as little as 256Mo RAM and even less, 64Mo have been reported to work.There are mainly two solutions:  https://www.virtualbox.org/ (free and opensource) and VMWare Player (free but less open). Also, there are free cloud services available (Amazon EC2 is free for one year for tiny configurations).They each have "virtual appliances" ready to use (http://virtualboxes.org/ ; VMWare-Store ...) but there are no useful way to select one interesting. I took one from http://www.thoughtpolice.co.uk/vmware/.Here I use Ubuntu 12.04 / VMWare Player 5,  Set the f## french keyboard. Run: sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup or sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration, depending on the Ubuntu version.Set the f## proxy with authentication. If Gnome is installed: gsettings set org.gnome.system.proxy.socks host 'fckng…