Casey Bralla on 27 Mar 2008 13:49:28 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] virtualization recommendations

I use Innotek's VirtualBox.   It comes in both free (GPL) and mostly free versions.  I 
run WinXP without any problems under Gentoo, but assume there is a package for Ubuntu.

On Thursday 27 March 2008 12:06:47 pm Art Alexion wrote:
> I really like using kvm at home with a winxp guest on an Ubuntu host.
> Unfortunately the machine I have at work where I would like to test
> software in a VM does not support VT, so kvm won't work.
> My needs are as follows: I want to create a standard winxp desktop vm to
> test software for deployment to windows users, preferably something that
> fits either on a dual layer DVD or an 8 GB stick so I can delete and
> reinstall after testing simply by copying the image onto the HD again.
> I'd also like to use it to test Linux distros and betas.
> Without the kvm option, what are the recommendations among vmware, xen,
> virtualpc, parallels, qemu, etc. for the forgoing?


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