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Re: virtual machine choices in Debian



H.S. wrote:

Hello,

Many months ago I had first installed a virtual machine, VMWare. I used it for a few months and then never touched. IIRC, it was free for students back then.

This week I looked it up again (I still have the virtual machines installed) and wanted to reinstall the new version of VMWare Desktop. I noticed that it is not free anymore but comes with a 30 day trial feature.

So, what free and preferably open source choices do we have for virtual machines in Debian? Pros and cons based on your experiences will be appreciated.

Thanks.
->HS

If you're going to be scripting the virtual machines and doing a lot of fancy image construction/manipulation I'd recommend qemu. It's on-disk file format is very flexible and easy to customize.

Otherwise, if you're just looking for something to run Windows under a Linux GUI environment, I recommend VirtualBox.

-david


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