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sycamorex 10-11-2011 01:22 PM

Which virtualisation technology do you use on your Slack?
 
Having read the article criticising the quality of vbox driver code, I got curious which virtualisation software you use on your Slackware machine.

I've been running VirtualBox for the last 3-4 years. I used to have all sorts of problems with it, but now I can't really complain. Having said that, I don't think I've tried any other for ages.

TobiSGD 10-11-2011 01:27 PM

Which article? Do you have a link,please?
I am using Virtualbox without any problems.

sycamorex 10-11-2011 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4495654)
Which article? Do you have a link,please?
I am using Virtualbox without any problems.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d-crap-907603/

As I said, personally I haven't had any problems with it, but perhaps there are better solutions out there:)

dive 10-11-2011 01:35 PM

I've used Qemu for some years now and never had a problem with it.

TobiSGD 10-11-2011 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4495658)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d-crap-907603/

As I said, personally I haven't had any problems with it, but perhaps there are better solutions out there:)

Thanks. They say that the VMware code is better (and I know that the 3D driver is actually faster than Virtualboxes driver), but I am not a good enough programmer to judge the quality of that driver's code.
As stated above, works without a problem here.

veeall 10-11-2011 01:51 PM

I am quite happy with virtualbox (using since 1.5), but cautious when upgrading, rather trying not to upgrade so often, only if newer kernel forces me to. When i was looking into virtualization software, windows performance in qemu was slow - i mean, how windows were redrawn at screen and menus etc - booting was fine, but interacting with GUI laggy.

Is it possible to boot Virtualbox VDI images with qemu?

teebones 10-11-2011 02:21 PM

openvz

ponce 10-11-2011 02:48 PM

qemu-kvm and lxc.

slackass 10-11-2011 02:56 PM

VirtualBox

gezley 10-11-2011 03:32 PM

I voted Qemu although strictly speaking it is KVM-Qemu that I use with Slackware. In NetBSD I use Xen which also relies on Qemu.

bgeddy 10-11-2011 03:47 PM

I voted the VirtualBox as that's my main package but I occasionally use all three of the top three as Qemu lets my emulate other hardware and Vmware has certain little fancy facilities. In saying that Vmware has stopped working since I upgraded it and needs fixing. I use VirtualBox very often every single day and find it a life saver for certain things.

ChrisAbela 10-11-2011 04:07 PM

On Slackware 13.0 and 13.1 I used Xen and I must say that its performance for Slackware hosts (or domU as they are called in Xen-speak) was impressive. It is not a trivial job to install, but unless I am mistaken Xen is finally integrated in the vanilla kernel.

I never tried vmware.

Virtualbox is great but a bit slow.

Qemu is versatile and nicely documented, but I found it too slow for my resources.

Right now I am using Virtualbox mostly.

hitest 10-11-2011 07:37 PM

I use both virtualbox and qemu, I like them both equally.

larryhaja 10-11-2011 10:56 PM

On the desktop I use VirtualBox. I like its ease of use and setup as well as its performance. At work we use kvm/qemu for our servers, and turns out to be a good combination. Qemu by itself is too slow compared to VBox.

343 Guilty Spark 10-12-2011 12:18 AM

So far Virtualbox impresses me that I would recommend it for schools that want to experiment with different OSs.


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