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

Carlo Hamalainen carlo.hamalainen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 22:20:41 MDT 2013

On 02/04/13 14:06, steve jenkin wrote:
>   - Vmware: licensed workstation, free player, free entry-level Server.

VMPlayer is pretty good in my experience.

>   - Oracle/SUN Virtual Box. Free, full source. keeps getting better

Full source? What about USB support, which requires their "extension" pack?


"The base packages (everything but the extension pack) is released under 
the GNU General Public License V2. Essentially, this means that you get 
the full source code of VirtualBox, and you can distribute and modify 
it, provided that you ship all modifications under the GPL as well."

And the extension pack is released under their own license:


As for VirtualBox itself, I've had trouble moving VMs between two Debian 
PCs. One has to export the appliance using VirtualBox. No such troubles 
with VMPlayer, where one can just tar up the VM subdirectory and copy it 
to another host.

-- Carlo

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