[clug] What do people use for Virtualisation at home?

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Mon Apr 1 22:06:14 MDT 2013

I'm guessing a good number of you run VM systems on your home Linux,
would you care to comment on what works and what doesn't??

Or just talk about "Why I use what I use".

I know about:
 - KVM/qemu [well integrated into RedHat, not sure about Fedora, would
guess so]
 - XEN [used to need special kernel and non-standard boot]
 - Vmware: licensed workstation, free player, free entry-level Server.
Tridge uses this, IIRC.
 - Oracle/SUN Virtual Box. Free, full source. keeps getting better
 - Hyper-V... Sorta free is you embrace
 - Parallels. They do a LNX container, as source. Not sure about LNX
 - WINE, Codeweavers 'CrossOver'
 - various 'containers'.
 - lguest from 'our own' Rusty...

There are Solaris variants of VM's and Containers as well. I presume
available on OpenSolaris.

I'm wondering what I'll try with Debian Stable on a new PC.
Not looking for 'blazing performance' , but solid, reliable and easy to
use/manage. Don't care about Graphics performance, won't be doing
intensive GUI work.

Thanks in Advance,

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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