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OSNews, Generic OSes InfoWorld's Randall Kennedy takes an in-depth look at VMware Workstation 7, VirtualBox 3.1, and Parallels Desktop 4, three technologies at the heart of 'the biggest shake-up for desktop virtualization in years.' The shake-up, which sees Microsoft's once promising Virtual PC off in the Windows 7 XP Mode weeds, has put VirtualBox -- among the best free open source software available for Windows -- out front as a general-purpose VM, filling the void left by VMware's move to make Workstation more appealing to developers and admins. Meanwhile, Parallels finally offers a Desktop for Windows on par with its Mac product, as well as Workstation 4 Extreme, which delivers near native performance for graphics, disk, and network I/O.
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RE[2]: I've given up on Parallels
by 3rdalbum on Thu 17th Dec 2009 04:42 UTC in reply to "RE: I've given up on Parallels"
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"Every kernel update would break it, and eventually they stopped breaking it. THis was even though Canonical sold it in their store!!

Another example of why Linux' total disregard for stable interfaces is bad for users and vendors

DKMS. You don't need a stable interface.

The article kept going on and on about how Virtualbox is free - but the open-source edition doesn't have all the bells and whistles, and the proprietary edition is NOT free if you're using it in enterprise. The article was about enterprise.

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