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Some companies use ______ to run multiple operating systems on a single computer.

  1. a. multitasking
  2. b. middleware
  3. c. service-oriented architecture
  4. d. virtualization

Program Description Answer

Some companies use “virtualization” software to run more than one operating on a single computer.

Hence, the correct answer is option “D”.

Explanation of Solution

Virtualization:

  • Virtualization is used to execute more than one operating system on a single computer.
  • Example for virtualization:
    • User could execute four different virtual servers concurrently on one physical server.
  • It allows to execute multiple operating system as virtual machines.
    • Each copy of an operating system is installed into a virtual machine.
  • Virtualization is the most efficient way to decrease the cost of information technology when boosting efficiency and rapidity for all size businesses.

Explanation for incorrect options:

a. Multitasking:

Multitasking is an operating system which is used to execute multiple program simultaneously...

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