Using VMWare for Dapper testing

Carlos Ribeiro carribeiro at
Tue Nov 29 02:01:14 GMT 2005

On 11/28/05, Ivan Krstic <krstic at> wrote:
> Carlos Ribeiro wrote:
> > Does the idea make sense?
> What are the concrete problems you have with Xen that make VMWare a
> better option?

Two problems: Xen isn't still as mature as VMWare (this is not my own
opinion, just go and ask people that are involved with Xen); and the fact
that VMWare Player is available for Windows. Like it or not, many people are
still stuck with Windows for professional reasons (me included); having a
VMWare compatible image would allow me to use and test it during the day
using the same PC that I work from. Also, evaluating Ubuntu would be easy
also (no need to reboot the PC, ability to freeze the image at will, etc..).

Carlos Ribeiro
Consultoria em Projetos
mail: carribeiro at
mail: carribeiro at
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