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Re: Alternative to VMware?

On Mon, 02 Feb 2004 12:54:03 -0600
Joel Konkle-Parker <jjk3@msstate.edu> wrote:

> I really want to get a copy of VMware, but I don't have $140 for the 
> student version. So I'm looking for alternatives. I just want some
> kind of sandbox where I can test out new software, distros, etc,
> without rebooting into a seperate partition.
> What do other people use?
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Well to just try out a chroot install, eg install another linux install
in a chroot enviroment so that you can run linux programs without doing
a reboot or something...and it is good for performance.
You can easyly install debian in a chroot eviroment (see the install
docs), and also gentoo if you like. I dont't know about the other
distribtions, but once they are installed you should be able to run it
without problems in a chroot enviroment. that way you can try out linux
software without any problems (no virtual network & you won't be able to
test kernels this way though.


Albert Dengg <a_d@gmx.at>

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