Which virtualisation technology do you use on your Slack?
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View Poll Results: What virtualisation technology do you use?
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.
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?
Distribution: slackware64 13.37 and -current, Dragonfly BSD
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.
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.
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.