[conspire] Re: anyone running VMware under Debian?

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Aug 19 11:40:16 PDT 2005

Quoting Peter Knaggs (peter.knaggs at gmail.com):

> I'd prefer to focus my energies on studying xen and linux, rather than
> VMware.

I've taken quite a shine to Fabrice Bellard's QEMU, as well.  E.g.:

(QEMU as configured in the above-cited "embedded" image of Damn Small
Linux does have the trait of emulating the entire PC aka "full system
emulation mode", and thus is a bit draggy.  That's done so that the DSL 
virual session can run exactly the same on top of either a running 
Windows or running Linux host system -- and the Zip archive provides 
both a DOS/Windows batch file and a Bash shell script, accordingly.
If running only on Linux hosts, one can instead configure QEMU to use
the much faster, if I understand correctly, "user-mode emulation" setting.

An add-on called "QEMU Accelerator" is available as a free-of-charge
proprietary binary, but I haven't tried it.)

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