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Old 05-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Question Linux VM Host


Hi Everyone,

I am new to linux and was wondering what would be the free Linux equivalent of Hyper-V or VMware.

Thanks!
 
Old 05-27-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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The most popular is VirtualBox, but VMware is also available. Other solutions would be KVM, Linux0VServer, OpenVZ, Oracle VM,
Parallels Workstation, QEMU, Xen. Check this for statistics
 
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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If you want to use the GUI of the guest OS then I recommend VirtualBox. VirtualBox has some 3D support, but not quite to the extent of VMWare. If you are planning to play games running in the VM then you may do better with VMWare (that is of course not free). I also recommend using the previous version of VirtualBox (4.1.26) as the version under development sometimes has more bugs. Version 4.2 is the most recent version and has a few more features.

You can find VirtualBox downloads and the forums here.

VirtualBox.org
 
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Also proxmox, Bochs.
 
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