Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Mar 2008 18:14 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
PC-BSD PC-BSD 1.5 has been released. "System Updater tool: keeps system & PBIs up to date; sound detection program! Uses XML backend to identify and load modules; amd64 build of 1.5, including PBIs that are on our auto-build server; PBI icon preview library, now a PBI file shows the embedded icon on your desktop, not the generic 'PBI' format icon; Xorg 7.3; KDE 3.5.8; FreeBSD 6.3 Release."
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Virtualization solution
by dindin on Thu 13th Mar 2008 16:41 UTC
dindin
Member since:
2006-03-29

Now only if there was a good virtualization solution like KVM or Virtualbox. QEMU+KQEMU is good but is not fast enough.

How is wine? How is the development going there?

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RE: Virtualization solution
by Clinton on Thu 13th Mar 2008 19:14 in reply to "Virtualization solution"
Clinton Member since:
2005-07-05

It doesn't work if you want to virtualize other OSs on FreeBSD, but if you are just trying to separate out your mail server from your web server and plan to use FreeBSD for both, I actually like using jails a lot better than virtualization. Jails accomplish pretty much the same thing and run a lot faster.

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RE[2]: Virtualization solution
by dindin on Fri 14th Mar 2008 16:10 in reply to "RE: Virtualization solution"
dindin Member since:
2006-03-29

My requirement for Virtualization is that I have to run Windows. I used to use a FreeBSD system for all of my lab work, but when I have to frequently get access to windows to do other stuff - like corp email and LiveMeeting. I use Linux now with KVM to run Windows for it now and would love to get back to FreeBSD. I have tried QEMU+KQEMU but it is far too slow. I would even buy a commercial product for FreeBSD if there was one but everything is for Linux.

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RE: Virtualization solution
by francisco on Thu 13th Mar 2008 23:27 in reply to "Virtualization solution"
francisco Member since:
2008-03-13

Virtualization is certainly one of the hurdless that PC-BSD and FreeBSD need to overcome to better compete in the desktop market.

In a, soon to be, quadcore world it is very likely mor e and more people will use virtualization.

Edited 2008-03-13 23:28 UTC

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