Re: VMware Workstation
On Wednesday 02 March 2011 03:26:37 pm Dr. Ed Morbius wrote:
> on 14:54 Wed 02 Mar, Greg Madden (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.