Re: virtual machine choices in Debian
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
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.