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Old 10-11-2011, 01:22 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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Which article? Do you have a link,please?
I am using Virtualbox without any problems.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 01:30 PM   #3
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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
 
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:35 PM   #4
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I've used Qemu for some years now and never had a problem with it.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 01:39 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 01:51 PM   #6
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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?
 
Old 10-11-2011, 02:21 PM   #7
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openvz
 
Old 10-11-2011, 02:48 PM   #8
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qemu-kvm and lxc.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 02:56 PM   #9
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VirtualBox
 
Old 10-11-2011, 03:32 PM   #10
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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.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 03:47 PM   #11
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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.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 04:07 PM   #12
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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.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 07:37 PM   #13
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I use both virtualbox and qemu, I like them both equally.
 
Old 10-11-2011, 10:56 PM   #14
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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.
 
Old 10-12-2011, 12:18 AM   #15
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So far Virtualbox impresses me that I would recommend it for schools that want to experiment with different OSs.
 
  


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