Installing Vmware/WinXP on Kubuntu 7.10

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Nov 8 16:08:07 UTC 2007

pkaplan1 at wrote:

> From: Scott <slewin at>
>> Greg Booth wrote:
>> > VirtualBox just seems to run faster and of course if you compile from
>> > source it's 100% open source.
>> If you install the provided packages from adept/synaptic you also get
>> the open source version.
> True. but isn't it also true that Kubuntu will not supply packages of new
> versions for 7.10; you'll have to wait until 8.04 for any upgrades between
> now and next April.  If you compile from VB's source, you can stay
> current. Paul

That's _essentially_ true of any package, in any distro (though there are
always the odd packages that someone cares enough about to backport). 
That's just an argument for going to upstream for packages you really care
about, not an open-source argument.

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