[linux-elitists] Virtualization

Mike MacCana mmaccana@redhat.com
Tue Feb 22 16:05:45 PST 2005


Aaron Sherman wrote:

>On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 18:32, Mike MacCana wrote:
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>>Actually, the one thing I don't like about virtualization is VMWare. A 
>>great app, but only necessary because Windows isn't ported to any kind 
>>of VM.
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>eh? What does "ported to any kind of VM" mean? 
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Ported natively a VM or OS userspace. Not using the existing x86 port on 
a virtual processor.
Like Linux has been, to Xen, UML, Windows userspace, etc.

>VMWare is often used to
>run Linux or other operating systems under Windows
>
Sure. But you can also just run Linux as an app under Windows. Without 
needing VMWare, and the overhead involved.

Mike



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