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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 don't think....
by boldingd on Fri 18th Dec 2009 17:10 UTC in reply to "RE: I don't think...."
boldingd
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2009-02-19

If I shutdown a guest that was using VT-x, my kernel panics. Every time.
That's the only problem I've had, and it's easy to work around: the world doesn't end if I just turn of VT-x. It also appears to be a problem with the ancient 2.6.9 kernel that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 uses, and not with Virtual Box. But I think I can call that an instability.

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RE[3]: I don't think....
by BluenoseJake on Sat 19th Dec 2009 01:39 in reply to "RE[2]: I don't think...."
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

If I shutdown a guest that was using VT-x, my kernel panics. Every time.
That's the only problem I've had, and it's easy to work around: the world doesn't end if I just turn of VT-x. It also appears to be a problem with the ancient 2.6.9 kernel that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 uses, and not with Virtual Box. But I think I can call that an instability.


Sure, with that particular 2.6.9 kernel

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