Virtal Machine preferences?
derek at pointerstop.ca
Sun Sep 13 14:47:12 UTC 2009
Andrew Farris wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-09-13 at 00:10 +0000, p.echols at comcast.net wrote:
>> The first question: there some reason to use one over the other?
>> Features or ease of use?
> I dont know about feature compares to VMware, but I make plenty of use
> of my VirtualBox OSE install doing test installs of various OSes, among
> other things. If you care about such things, Virtualbox OSE is open
> source, whereas I believe that VMware is not.
The VMWare _server_ component is open source. So it compares to virtualbox-
> also, Virtualbox is in the
> Repos (as somebody else already said) so it gets auto-updated, and the
The big advantage of virtualbox, imo, is that they have their own
Debian/Ubuntu repo, so that you can get more up-to-date version
automatically (and they are releasing updates at a very high rate).
> kernel module needed to run it gets automatically rebuilt when theres
> any kernel upgrades (whereas with VMware, if it has a similar setup, you
> would probably have to recompile the kernel module on each kernel
Er, actually virtualbox has to recompile the kernel module on each kernel
update, too... I don't _know_ whether VMWare uses the same mechanism, but
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