Linked by Drumhellar on Thu 28th Jun 2012 11:18 UTC
Windows Since its introduction at Microsoft's BUILD conference last September, Windows 8 has garnered a large measure of attention, especially with regards to the new Metro interface. The feature that intrigued me the most, however, was the inclusion of Hyper-V.
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Good article
by Flatland_Spider on Thu 28th Jun 2012 12:38 UTC
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Good article. I would have like for you to have explained yourself a little more when you mentioned competing products, but this wasn't a vs. article.

Also, VMware kind of came out of nowhere. I thought you were just comparing to VirtualBox, then VMware comes in. What version of VMware was that anyway? ESX, ESXi, vSphere 5, Workstation, Server, Player?

Hyper-V is close to be ready for widespread desktop use. The performance is there, as are the heavyweight features. However, the complete lack of of desktop integration makes it cumbersome to use.


That's the exact same reason I'm using VirtualBox over KVM. USB, sound, and file passthrough are there; it's the lack of a fullscreen display resolution that gets me.

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RE: Good article
by Soulbender on Thu 28th Jun 2012 13:07 in reply to "Good article"
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it's the lack of a fullscreen display resolution that gets me.


Maybe I am misunderstanding you but VirtualBox can run in fullscreen mode and the resolution adapts to your monitor.

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RE[2]: Good article
by Flatland_Spider on Sun 1st Jul 2012 18:56 in reply to "RE: Good article"
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Yeah, that's exactly what I'm saying. KVM can't do that, so I'm using Virtualbox instead.

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RE: Good article
by tanzam75 on Thu 28th Jun 2012 15:58 in reply to "Good article"
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I thought you were just comparing to VirtualBox, then VMware comes in. What version of VMware was that anyway? ESX, ESXi, vSphere 5, Workstation, Server, Player?


Hyper-V is really designed to compete against ESX, ESXi, and vSphere.

VMware Workstation is in a different class of product. VMware Server has reached end-of-life.

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RE[2]: Good article
by Flatland_Spider on Sun 1st Jul 2012 19:03 in reply to "RE: Good article"
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2006-09-01

Right, but the author didn't specify what he was comparing it to. He just said VMware, which could mean anything like that. Including VMware Server even if it is EOLd.

It was criticism to show he needs to be more specific in his writing. It's obvious to him what he's comparing it to, but not to us.

Including Hyper-V in Windows consumer versions, versus server versions, automatically puts Hyper-V into the VMware Workstation and Virtualbox class of product.

Edited 2012-07-01 19:04 UTC

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RE: Good article
by Drumhellar on Thu 28th Jun 2012 16:46 in reply to "Good article"
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2005-07-12

Also, VMware kind of came out of nowhere. I thought you were just comparing to VirtualBox, then VMware comes in. What version of VMware was that anyway? ESX, ESXi, vSphere 5, Workstation, Server, Player?


Oops. I was comparing against both VirtualBox an VMWare Workstation at different times. I used to use VirtualBox, but now I have access to VMWare Workstation 8, which I've found to be much more stable than VirtualBox.

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RE[2]: Good article
by Soulbender on Fri 29th Jun 2012 04:34 in reply to "RE: Good article"
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I was comparing against both VirtualBox an VMWare Workstation at different times.


That's not really a good comparison. V-Server competes with server virtualization products like Xen(Server), KVM and vSphere/ESX(i)/Whatever-vmware-calls-it-today. It's not intended for desktop use in the first place.

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RE[2]: Good article
by Flatland_Spider on Sun 1st Jul 2012 19:08 in reply to "RE: Good article"
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No worries, just realize readers only know what you tell them, and little details like that aren't obvious to people who weren't there.

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