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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[4]: I've given up on Parallels
by gilboa on Fri 18th Dec 2009 00:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: I've given up on Parallels"
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I believe that reasons that the Linux kernel has no driver-loading API are entirely political.

Uggggh?!?!?? *

- Gilboa
* 1. You can load and unload modules from kernel mode code (ugly but working).
2. You can load and unload modules from user mode code. (Exec never killed anyone).
3. Or were you talking about GPL-only __symbol_get?

Edited 2009-12-18 00:53 UTC

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