ubuntu virtualization options when no HW virt support?

Markus Schönhaber ubuntu-users at list-post.mks-mail.de
Sun Jun 27 12:43:55 UTC 2010

27.06.2010 13:42, Liam Proven:

> Good for you. You are correct, technically, but trying to explain to
> the average user that /certain/ OSs /can/ run under this program on
> one type of CPU but on another type of CPU it can run any OS is asking
> for trouble.

I have no idea why being technically correct wrt a topic which, by
itself, requires some technical understanding above average, should ask
for trouble.

> Bear in mind we are replying to a thread started by an OP who does not
> know the difference between QEMU and KVM. I think that in your efforts
> to make the answer more technically correct you are muddying the
> waters and making said answer less clear, less helpful and less
> informative.

OK, you think so.
I think it's just the other way round: by omitting information / making
a statement which is simply not true, you generate confusion.
Bear in mind, we are not discussing a "how to open a text editor"-level
topic here.

All in all, you seem to think that you know exactly how much information
the OP and other readers of this thread can handle, and when they have
to be "protected" from technically correct information.
I doubt that you do know that - I surely don't. Therefore I think it's
better to let them decide for themselves and let them ask for
clarification if they really do get confused by information.

BTW: Calling KVM a purely server virtualization as you did in your first
post to this thread is another over-generalization. I, for one, use KVM
daily as a desktop virtualization and - in combination with libvirt - I
find creating, running and managing KVM guest to be equally easy as
with, say, VirtualBox.


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