[Nottingham] Some fun with the "free" VMware Player

Graeme Fowler graeme at graemef.net
Wed Dec 21 12:08:26 GMT 2005

On Wed 21 Dec 2005 11:47:14 GMT , Johannes Kling <jok at printk.net> wrote:
> As I understand it, the two do different things: VMWare emulates an
> entire computer, UML "just" lets you run a kernel image (and wouldn't,
> for example, let you run Windows or any other non-linux OS). If Linux
> is all you need, though, and your interested in virtualisation, have a
> look at Xen:
> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/Research/SRG/netos/xen/index.html
> It does just what it says on the tin and is dead simple to set up.

Also qemu:


I've used this to virtualise test systems before, with some success 
(although my dev box is currently sitting broken with a badly degraded 
MegaRAID array, which is both a PITA and a pity).


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