Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 28th Sep 2006 17:56 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes IT managers gathered in New York City earlier this week to get advice from experts on when, why and how to virtualize their server environments. The takeaway from the conference? If you want to run an enterprise-class virtualization platform in production today, stick with VMware.
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RE: I have to agree with . . .
by WarpKat on Fri 29th Sep 2006 03:09 UTC in reply to "I have to agree with . . ."
WarpKat
Member since:
2006-02-06

Virtual PC is free, however, I wouldn't poke at it with a stick because you need Windows to run it and it won't run a multitude of OS' other than MS-DOS, OS/2 or various Windows versions. They make no mention of Linux in their FAQ which shows you that they really care about what you run as long as it's Windows.

This by itself is a reason to shy away from it. VMware runs on Linux or Windows, and they have an Intel-based Mac version in testing which will let you run existing VM's.

So for right now, VMware has the market and currently has my attention. Creating a webfarm wasn't this easy 5 years ago... =:D

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rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

Actually, I suspect Virtual PC will run more OSes than VMWare. The fact that it supports OS/2 shows that it is able to support an OS that uses some fairly sophisticated hardware tricks. VMWare doesn't currently run OS/2 as far as I know, though they were working on that issues at one point (the OS/2 code never made it past beta).

The fact that VMWare runs on Linux is a huge plus as far as I'm concerned, but I do wish its emulation was more robust. I'd love to juggle Windows and OS/2 VMs under Linux, for example.

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WarpKat Member since:
2006-02-06

Did you ever see who contributed to OS/2?

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