[Gllug] Bits of virtualisation

Richard W.M. Jones rich at annexia.org
Tue Jan 3 19:38:09 UTC 2012

On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 09:18:15PM +1300, David L Neil wrote:
> Christian,
> >>>Yes, i would recommend using KVM instead of virtualbox.
> >>
> >>Um, David said that the course was distributing stuff as VirtualBox disk
> >>images. Recommending KVM is... not terribly helpful in this case.
> >
> >It might be more helpful with something like this:
> >http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/QEMU/Images#Exchanging_images_with_VirtualBox
> Thanks for this. I was a little surprised that the article didn't
> mention OVF - but then maybe I show my IBM-ish educational bias...

OVF and VMDK are a kind of conspiracy from VMware to seem open while
producing a standard so complex that there is no practical benefit to
using it.  They are the virt world equivalent of Microsoft's Office XML.


Richard Jones
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