OS Virtualization: An Introduction

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  1. Rasheed187

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    Advanced is a subjective term, but most of the developers, I've mentioned vm stuff to are using VMware. I suspect like anything how the VM performs depends on it's configuration. I am running one that I've given 1gig of ram, 2 processor's and a 20g drive. It resides on an internal drive, and it's pretty fast. I've admittedly never down any scientific measurements, but anything I've run on it doesn't seem laggy compared to the host.

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    Hello,
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    More than you were thinking.
    Add VirtualBox to your list.
     
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    Hello,
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    Not the size of the to-do list matters, but correct prioritization. :D
     
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    ROFL!!!!
     
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    @ Mrkvonic

    If you´re ready let me know what you think about Parallels Workstation, I might install it myself, but I´m not sure if it´s compatible with VMWare. And the reason why I asked is because it claims to be "The World’s First Hypervisor-powered Virtual PC Solution" plus I also noticed that it´s only 20 MB big. Btw, about Virtuozzo it´s not geared toward home users I guess? But it sure looks cool to me.

    @ wilbertnl

    Thanks for the link, very interesting stuff. I can´t wait for "Paravirtualization" and "Operating system-level virtualization", because the main thing that´s bugging me about "Full virtualization" (VMWare) is performance. And I wonder why MS didn´t implement virtualization in Win Vista? Too difficult? :blink:
     
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    WOW, I wish I was Hypervisor-powered. What the blazers is that??
     
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    Interesting read. Makes me think lots less of parallel, using El Toro Poo Poo terminology to make one think they've got something unique that they discovered. Not impressed.

    Thanks for the link.
     
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