LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > 2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards
User Name
Password
2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards This forum is for the 2007 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards.
You can now vote for your favorite products of 2007. This is your chance to be heard! Voting ends February 21st.

Notices

View Poll Results: Virtualization Product of the Year
VMware 249 37.11%
Xen 47 7.00%
Parallels Workstation 5 0.75%
OpenVZ 5 0.75%
VirtualBox 279 41.58%
QEMU 61 9.09%
KVM 25 3.73%
Voters: 671. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-01-2008, 06:22 AM   #31
Takla
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2006
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 188

Rep: Reputation: 33

VirtualBox for me. I used VmWare before but VirtualBox does everything I need and I think it's a little lighter on resources too (totally subjective). I think that if you need bridged networking VmWare is much easier to set up/use but I don't any more so I chose the one that's more freedom friendly.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 06:37 AM   #32
archtoad6
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Houston, TX (usa)
Distribution: MEPIS, Debian, Knoppix,
Posts: 4,727
Blog Entries: 15

Rep: Reputation: 230Reputation: 230Reputation: 230
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlavrador View Post
VirtualBox with no doubt, fast, light and free !
VirtualBox for me too, but, please, don't call it free w/o at least 2 qualifications:
  1. The proprietary side is not free for commercial use.
  2. The community side does not does not guarantee the freedom of any contributed code, at least so says a local Debian maintainer & Open Source developer.
#2 was pointed out to me when I, too, tried to tout the freedom of VirtualBox. He immediately looked up the license & made a complaint on the order of "they take it [your code] under a BSD license & give it back under the GPL". I think he meant that he wouldn't want to contribute because his code would also wind up inside the proprietary version.

His vote would go to qemu.
 
Old 02-01-2008, 11:45 PM   #33
alkos333
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 271

Rep: Reputation: 31
Qemu for the win
 
Old 02-02-2008, 02:49 AM   #34
Disillusionist
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1,013

Rep: Reputation: 83
VMWare ESX Server for it's advanced features, stability, and great interface.

I know it's not free (or even cheap) but for business critical production servers it gets my vote every time.

For home I use VMWare Server, which is free, all you have to do is register.
 
Old 02-03-2008, 06:01 AM   #35
The Konqi Kid
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2008
Location: Philly, PA
Distribution: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, OpenSUSE
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Virtualbox, I love it's simplicity, VMWare I know is free, but on my Windows Host it can pile on to my loading time
 
Old 02-15-2008, 03:46 PM   #36
H_TeXMeX_H
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: $RANDOM
Distribution: slackware64
Posts: 12,928
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
VirtualBox or KVM depending on whether you have virtualization extension or not. I voted KVM (it probably has less votes).
 
Old 02-16-2008, 05:18 AM   #37
LaughingBoy
Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Distribution: Fedora 6-17 x64 / Ubuntu 10.x x64
Posts: 95

Rep: Reputation: 16
This may not be the right thread for it, but does anyone know any Virtual Machine software that will permit a 64 bit client?
 
Old 02-16-2008, 06:59 AM   #38
Vitalie Ciubotaru
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Ubuntu Trinity
Posts: 153

Rep: Reputation: 30
qemu
Probably just because I didn't try any other VMs.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 03:17 PM   #39
jlliagre
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris10, Solaris 11, Mint, OL
Posts: 9,486

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaughingBoy View Post
This may not be the right thread for it
Indeed, there isn't however a dedicated virtualization forum.
Quote:
but does anyone know any Virtual Machine software that will permit a 64 bit client?
I believe at least Xen and VMWare do allow that.
 
Old 02-16-2008, 03:26 PM   #40
diilbert
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: North of the Border
Distribution: Gentoo & Debian
Posts: 155

Rep: Reputation: 30
VirtualBox. Funny enough I just discovered this one today and have fallen in love with it ;-)
 
Old 02-17-2008, 12:03 AM   #41
LaughingBoy
Member
 
Registered: May 2006
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Distribution: Fedora 6-17 x64 / Ubuntu 10.x x64
Posts: 95

Rep: Reputation: 16
Question Thanks but...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jlliagre View Post
Indeed, there isn't however a dedicated virtualization forum.

I believe at least Xen and VMWare do allow that.
Yeah, the Xen thing is great, but isn't yet mature enough for mainstream VMs (IMHO), and VMWare lists it in their Workstation Datasheet... but VMWare Workstation isn't free, is it?
 
Old 02-17-2008, 01:28 AM   #42
jlliagre
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris10, Solaris 11, Mint, OL
Posts: 9,486

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
I believe it is free as free beer but not free as Open Source/libre software.
 
Old 02-17-2008, 11:29 AM   #43
Disillusionist
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: England
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 1,013

Rep: Reputation: 83
No VMWare Workstation isn't free, but VMWare Server is.
 
Old 02-17-2008, 12:57 PM   #44
jlliagre
Moderator
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Outside Paris
Distribution: Solaris10, Solaris 11, Mint, OL
Posts: 9,486

Rep: Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354Reputation: 354
You are right, thanks for correcting that. I was confusing Server and Server ESX which is non free.
VMWare player is free (no charge) too.
 
Old 02-28-2008, 08:16 PM   #45
pilotgi
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: ks
Distribution: openSUSE 12.2 64 bit
Posts: 488

Rep: Reputation: 32
VirtualBox is great. Works on OSX too (beta).
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: SaaS Rapid Release Cycles Drive Virtualization Demand - No Surprise LinuxWorld Launches New Virtualization Track LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 07-16-2007 06:32 PM
LXer: EE Times Announces Recipients of the Educator of the Year and Student of the Year ACE Awards LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 03-29-2006 02:21 AM
LXer: Performance Technologies' NexusWare(TM) Linux-Based Software Suite Named Product of the Year by INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Magazine LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 01-14-2006 05:16 AM
LXer: Agile Expands Compliance, Product Portfolio, Product Collaboration and Quality Management Capabilities in Latest Version of Leading PLM Solution LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-13-2005 08:31 AM
HCL: review for product with 0 entries / generic or detailed product names? stonux LQ Suggestions & Feedback 1 06-03-2005 12:51 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration