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Re: [K12OSN] Virtual Machine Advice



I've tested VMware and Qemu, and found VMware to be much quicker.  I
tried and tried to love Qemu, due to its free software status, but
VMware just outperformed it.  

I also tried compiling Qemu w/ the kqemu accelerator.  This is supposed
to give performance near that of VMware.  I never succeeeded, but I'm sure that's my fault (since plenty of other people
have gotten it working).  kqemu was recently released under the GPL (it
was previously free of charge, but closed source).

I recently read some news that Debian has "adopted" OpenVZ as its
virtualization of choice.  I've never tried it, but perhaps it's worth
looking into.

-Rob  

On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 01:06:36PM -0500, Tom Hoffman wrote:
> On 2/27/07, Mark Goodridge <mgoodridge chelseaeagles org> wrote:
> >Good Afternoon List,
> >Would any of you care to pass on your opinions or experiences with any
> >Virtual Machine software? I'm going to be doing some experiments with
> >various operating systems and I thought I'd try that route.
> >
> >Thanks
> >--
> >Mark Goodridge
> >The Computer Guy
> >Chelsea Elementary School
> 
> For testing, QEMU works well for me under Ubuntu and is free software.
> I also have had good experiences with VMWare Server, which is free as
> in beer commercial software.
> 
> They are both easy to use, and for testing out OS's I wouldn't mess
> with anything more complex.
> 
> --Tom
> 
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