[all variants] Deciding bare metal or virtual, suggestions please

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hey all, I'm trying to figure out what the best setup would be for the server setup I want. Machine: Quad core Q6600 with 4gb or ram Storage: 250 Sata boot, 750GB USB storage Services wanted: Apache w/ php & python support (OwnCloud) Want to use Handbrake and video crunching over ssh (could setup tigervnc) may have an IRC bot want to do some python dev so will use it for playing with that Questions: Is setting up kvm and its graphical setup overkill? Would virtualbox be better Should I just go bare metal and try securing it I would say I have intermediate skil (Hardware)