Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Mar 2009 11:48 UTC, submitted by PLan
In the News In a move that would certainly shake up the computer industry quite a bit, IBM is reportedly in talks with Sun Microsystems about the possibility of IBM acquiring Sun. Sun is going through hard times at the moment, and has been actively looking for someone to be acquired by.
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RE[3]: Comment by mpxlbs
by j-kidd on Thu 19th Mar 2009 23:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by mpxlbs"
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Things that do not work when running VMware Server/Workstation with Linux as the host:

- Sound: VMware does not support ALSA and has broken support for OSS. VirtualBox supports ALSA, OSS, and PulseAudio.

- Wireless bridging: VMware used to be better than VirtualBox in this, able to handle bridging with wired connection easily. Now VirtualBox can bridge both wireless and wired connections easily.

Things that VirtualBox does better:

- Ability to set Bios time: With "VBoxManage modifyvm -biossystemtimeoffset", you can, for example, set your virtual machine's time to be 365 days in the past, yet have it "in sync" with your host's time (i.e. always 365 days slower).

These things can be vital for home users. VMware has definitely lost its edge in this particular market.

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