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Re: VMware Workstation

On Wednesday 02 March 2011 03:26:37 pm Dr. Ed Morbius wrote:
> on 14:54 Wed 02 Mar, Greg Madden (gomadtroll@gci.net) wrote:
> > On Wednesday 02 March 2011 01:59:50 pm Dr. Ed Morbius wrote:
> > > Why would one chose one over the other?
> >
> > OT but,  Vbox is gpl and in Debians repositoriies.
> Well, yeah, besides the obvious I meant.
> I've schlepped over the *.vmwarevm trees from my OSX box (primary use:
> serving as a VMWare Fusion platform) and will muck with getting them
> going on VBox.
> There's ye olde "Oh, but I selected SCSI for hard drive format" issue, I
> suspect that's not a big issue, though I also suspect that WinXP will
> make it one.  Grumble.  And largely OT.

Oh well nothing is obvious to me :-)  My reasons are convenience not performance, 
afaikt performace between the two  is to close for me to call. I run W2k and NT4, 
images + Debian testing/unstable stuff.. The biggest improvement here is having 
hardware virtualization in the cpu.

I was a Vmware WS user for many years v1.1-v4.5.9, best of breed during those 
times. After much resistance (to change) I switched to Vbox a year ago, kernel 
2.6.26 was the last supported kernel for my Vmware ver.  I didn't like the 
any-any patches, etc to keep Vmware running.

I converted my images so Vbox could use them. I don't regret the change.



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