[ubuntu-us-nm] vmware

Chris Brotherton chris at protonlab.net
Wed Mar 26 20:10:45 GMT 2008


Thanks for the advice.  I am going to try out server tonight and if I can get
it working I'll bring the machine to our face-2-face.

Chris.

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 02:05:34PM -0600, Eric Krieger wrote:
> Yes.  Think of it this way if you want to be able to burn and play DVD's
> you don't just buy a DVD player you buy a DVDRW.  With server, and even
> more so with non-free vmware workstation and ESX, there are vm settings
> that you can adjust that you can not with player (i.e. adding additional
> virtual drives, selecting virtual scsi or ide, number of processors,
> etc.).  
> 
> Don't hate the player...hate the game.... =P
> 
> Eric
> 
> On Wed, 2008-03-26 at 13:55 -0600, DThomas at metrocourt.state.nm.us wrote:
> > Wow, I thought it would be just the other way VMplayer....So Eric I
> > can build a appliance with server?
> > 
> > David Thomas
> > IT Specialist Manager
> > Bernalillo County Metropolitan Courts
> > 401 Lomas NW
> > Albuquerque, NM 87103
> > 
> > dthomas at metrocourt.state.nm.us
> > 505-841-9807
> > 
> >  
> > Eric Krieger <unmlobo at gmail.com>
> > Sent by: ubuntu-us-nm-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
> > 03/26/2008 01:37 PM CST
> > 
> > To   Chris Brotherton <chris at protonlab.net>
> > cc  ubuntu-us-nm at lists.ubuntu.com
> > bcc  
> > Subject  Re: [ubuntu-us-nm] vmware
> >  
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Go with vmware-server.  VMWare PLayer is using for "playing" a
> > pre-built
> > appliance not really for building a vm.  Also be sure to install the
> > vmware-tools under your Ubuntu vm.  You will see a big performance
> > gain
> > and my fix any NIC issues that you encounter without it.
> > 
> > Eric
> > 
> > On Wed, 2008-03-26 at 12:01 -0600, Chris Brotherton wrote:
> > > I am interested in running ubuntu on my work laptop.  Due to various
> > work
> > > policies, dual booting is out of the question.
> > >
> > > So, I thought I would try and run a ubuntu guest on vmware.  I have
> > been
> > > looking around and there seems to be 2 *free* pieces of vmware
> > software,
> > > player and server.  Can anyone recommend one over the other?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > > Chris.
> > >
> > 
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