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I hate this program, it has brought about nothing but pain and strife into my awesome running Linux box. I can't update my system, can't install new programs without a new serial code. Which never worked in the freakin first place. Well heres my story:
I found VMware through AutoMatix, installed it, got my serial code and installed win xp. After several unsuccessful tries at booting it I decided I didn't want VMware any way, yada yada, tried uninstalling through purge and checked out the web site. Nothing has worked. I'm running (so far as I can tell) VMware Console, or GSX Server. I'm still not sure. Ubuntu 7.10. If I don't figure this out soon I will probably install a new distro. Maybe OpenSuSe. Don't really want to.
I have been reading a little about VirtualBox. I was wondering if it is as costly in nerves and patience as VMware?
I sort of don't expect much help but anything would be greatly appreciated. I know the VMware web site and forums are nothing but a dead end. Thanks for whatever help is out there.
I use VirtualBox on CentOS 5.1 without any particular issues. I can update that system fine. I find it a little hit and miss on the guest side, but I have a fully functioning Windows install, a few Linuz distros that seem fine, a slow (but I was warned) Solaris 10 and a half functional PC-BSD I threw on yesterday.
Last edited by billymayday; 03-25-2008 at 12:11 AM.