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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: I've given up on Parallels
by nt_jerkface on Fri 18th Dec 2009 06:30 UTC in reply to "I've given up on Parallels"
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It would not keep up with kernel changes for Ubuntu - even if you stayed with the LTS version (Ubuntu 8.04). Every kernel update would break it, and eventually they stopped breaking it.

VMware and Virtualbox have also been broken by kernel updates.

But the problem has nothing to do with Linux failing to provide a stable interface for third parties. Since we all know Linux is perfect in its design there must be another answer.

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