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View Poll Results: Virtualization Product of the Year
VirtualBox 268 59.03%
Xen 24 5.29%
VMware 85 18.72%
OpenVZ 3 0.66%
Parallels Workstation 5 1.10%
KVM 47 10.35%
Oracle VM 3 0.66%
QEMU 19 4.19%
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:11 PM   #31
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Virtualbox. I tried the proprietary version when I needed to work with an iPhone, but normally I use the OSE, since for some reason it will do fullscreen on the monitor I pick; the proprietary version always went to the primary monitor.

I've tried KVM with I think Virt-Manager (from Fedora), but couldn't get it to work properly.
 
Old 01-21-2011, 07:38 PM   #32
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KVM
 
Old 01-22-2011, 08:50 AM   #33
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jeremy forgot about lxc

It's the virtualisation's new kid on the block
That is what impressed me last year

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Linux_Containers

I use kvm so i voted
also i start to get rid of virtualbox and use only kvm
 
Old 01-22-2011, 09:14 AM   #34
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We made a decision not to include container solutions (such as Virtuozzo and LXC) in this category, but we're open to feedback on the topic.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-22-2011, 02:26 PM   #35
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Lightbulb VirtualBox / Xen

I voted for VirtualBox, as this is a poll for the 2010 prods of the year.

VirtualBox is certainly a darling, and I really like it a lot.

Xen, however, is (I think) where things are going to need to go for serious environments hosted in the datacenter.

Hope that helps

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Old 01-24-2011, 04:26 PM   #36
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VMware is the winner IMO - I really like ESXi
 
Old 01-30-2011, 11:02 AM   #37
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As zVM isn't present in the list I won't vote :}
 
Old 01-30-2011, 12:47 PM   #38
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virtualbox was the first thing i used.. and it certainly does the job for me.. i mean.. i need to boot into windows? no problem>virtualbox .. though is there anything that will let the virtual machine take control over like 75% of my processor? i mean , linux doesn't even use that much while windows screams of pain in the amount it has.

also i use virtualbox to make myself an idea about the distro before making an usb out of it (did you know usb flash drives also have a life span ?? LOL)
 
Old 01-30-2011, 04:28 PM   #39
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I use both, VMware and KVM. Both are great, but there are situations in that one of them is better or just easier to use.
I started with QEMU, switched then to VirtualBox but I stopped using it, when something didn't work and I couldn't compile it. If I remember correctly, there were some incompatibilities. Some libs were just too new and VirtualBox required some older ones.

However, since I needed a program for virtualization (for testing purposes) and I had some problems with KVM, I tried VMware for the first time and I was amazed how easy it is and how great it works.

This doesn't mean VirtualBox is bad, it's just a program I don't want to work with. :/
 
Old 01-30-2011, 04:53 PM   #40
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is there anything that will let the virtual machine take control over like 75% of my processor?
Have you tried giving the VM more than one virtual processor core? You can do that by going into your VM settings->System; under the Processor tab, there's a slider there for setting how many virtual CPU cores to assign to the VM.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 05:04 PM   #41
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Sorry for accidentally voting for VirtualBox; apparently I like AQEMU and KVM better. Especially since VirtualBox could be killed by Oracle at any moment.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 02:15 AM   #42
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KVM rocks
 
Old 01-31-2011, 03:08 AM   #43
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I think virtual box is the best
 
Old 01-31-2011, 03:30 AM   #44
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Virtual Box
 
Old 01-31-2011, 10:58 AM   #45
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Have you tried giving the VM more than one virtual processor core? You can do that by going into your VM settings->System; under the Processor tab, there's a slider there for setting how many virtual CPU cores to assign to the VM.
ok thanks i tried but i get it now i see my intel t5750 doesn't have virtualization support.. too bad thanks anyway,...

as for the ontopic..

why would oracle buy virtual box and then destroy it??
 
  


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