[plug] re: virualisation

Brad Campbell brad at wasp.net.au
Mon Aug 27 19:01:44 WST 2007

Gavin Chester wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-08-27 at 16:16 +0800, Kev wrote:
>> Richard Meyer wrote:
>>> Dunno whether you can run Xen under XP, so that could be a point to
>>> watch.
>> Me neither, but you definitely can with Parallels and I'm pretty sure 
>> VirtualBox has a  Windoze host. 
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^
> It wasn't until this past post that I saw mention of virtualbox. There
> were recent reviews ranking it better in some ways than vmware. Since

I used to run all my VM's under Qemu with kqemu, but when I discovered Virtualbox I moved over to 
that. Its quite a bit faster. Unlike VMware, it's kinda mostly open source (and the kernel module 
has no ugly object files linked in). I use the non-opensource edition as I need USB passthrough 
(which is flawless), but for most uses the OSE would be fine. I've been running it now for a good 
number of months and I'm well sold on it. Smaller footprint on disk than VMware too.

They even do nice, well behaved .deb's which makes upgrades and maintenance a breeze.

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