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RE: Beta program....
by siride on Mon 27th Dec 2010 04:02 UTC in reply to "Beta program...."
siride
Member since:
2006-01-02

KVM only runs on Linux. The nice thing about VirtualBox is that it runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. I even share VMs between host OSes so that whether I'm booted into Linux or Windows makes no difference, I can still use the same VMs.

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RE[2]: Beta program....
by rhavenn on Mon 27th Dec 2010 05:55 in reply to "RE: Beta program...."
rhavenn Member since:
2006-05-12

..and FreeBSD (the OSE version; no USB support)

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RE[2]: Beta program....
by gilboa on Mon 27th Dec 2010 08:15 in reply to "RE: Beta program...."
gilboa Member since:
2005-07-06

True.
But it seems to be gaining traction in the BSD world as well [1].

Never the less, if you're a Linux user and willing to use command-line parameters, in my experience, qemu/kvm is more capable than VB, and -far- more stable.

- Gilboa
[1] http://retis.sssup.it/~fabio/freebsd/lkvm/

Edited 2010-12-27 08:21 UTC

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RE[3]: Beta program....
by legume42 on Mon 27th Dec 2010 08:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Beta program...."
legume42 Member since:
2006-08-30

Would you mind on elaborating on "-far- more stable"?

I'm genuinely curious. I use vbox (and kvm) quite a lot on Linux and FreeBSD and haven't been scared off of vbox in the same way as vmware server. Vbox is quite stable for me, what are you seeing?

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