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well normally people requesting forums are after a forum specifically for gtkwotsit version 2.12b or somethign as obscure, but there may be legs for a virtualization forum. wouldn't want it to a sub forum of software though imho. whilst most VM systems are almost entireley coded it's still virutal hardware. and of course projects like KVM really aren't that much software at the end of the day. food for thought in my opinion though.
And I think it makes no sense; not on LQ, anyway. You either
have a problem with VMWare ESX/GSX, or with the OS installed
If it's the first, LQ is the wrong place all together.
If it's the second, it's most likely already covered by the
respective distro forum.
I think there should be a forum full of closed threads to illustrate bad threads/topics, that way it is a public issue since people don't seem to read the rules and need a picture drawn for them. I know I was guilty of this, and occasionally still post bad threads, but not intentionally, and there was no example. I have seen other forums have this, and I think that it is a good idea. Have it be a main forum, not threads allowed to be posted in it, all threads closed are moved to it.
Those two can quite happily live under Linux-Software
or Linux-Server as far as I'm concerned.
Otherwise we'll be catering to MS VPC and VMWare, both
of which have nothing to do with Linux (except for them
being able to run a virtualised Linux).
+1 from me for the idea of a VM forum. Even though a problem may occur on the OS level, it can make a difference how such OS is running, either by itself or one of many virtual machines. But there's plenty of questions I think that can be covered just on setting up, configuring and maintaining VM's in a Linux or Windows environment.
Also another plus is possibly more people experimenting with Xen with RHEL5 and CentOS as it's included now with the distro, so a possible surge might be upon us.
I can see it as a good forum. KVM is going to be big as more and more people get cpu's that allow it. In my chemistry class (lecture of 200) the prof has an Apple laptop running (i assume) OS X. He uses it for his presentation, and then at the end of the class we all pull out wireless clickers to take a quiz, and he pops open a virtualization window and runs the wireless clicker control program on Windows XP. It suprises people everytime. Virtualization is going to be a big deal down the road as it allows people a way to leave Windows safely. First, try a live cd - all your hardware works? Great now install Linux. Get KVM setup easy, and now anything you miss from windows you can do easily as you transition to Linux primarily. - A seperate forum would centralize information a bit and LQ is one of the biggest sources for linux answers - so people are going to look here first.