[QUOTE=SG;2300161]Thanks, so I can install Win 98 on there, yeah?[/quote] As i mentioned before you can install almost any os on that, so yes, 98 is absolutely no problem.
You can even install a virtual machine inside a virtual machine inside a virtual machine, etcetera.
The only thing you have to take care of are the correct drivers. Some virtual machines need other hardware drivers than “normal” pc’s. Read the documentation of your virtual machine software carefully!
Basically at the moment the VMWare Player comes up and has the option to open a virtual machine or d/l a virtual appliance - I don’t understand how I’m meant to install an OS onto it.
A virtual appliance is a pre-fabricated virtual machine, usually some Linux distribution with some tools installed. As a professional i don’t recommend using those, because you never know what kind of software products are installed and how they are configured.
Just pop in your Windows 98 cd-rom, set up the virtual machine so that it will boot from your cdrom player and start up the VM.
Virtual Machines are going to be very very important in the future to make sure old software products will still run on newer machines. As you can imagine, big huge companies that still use very old software (Cobol programs, very old unix machines, etc) don’t have the budget or the knowledge anymore to reprogram all their multimillion software products. Virtual Machines will give these products a 2nd chance for decades to come.