hi Alex,<br><br>As Asheesh said, VMware is non-Free software. So actually, if you were to use something like qemu, which is Free Software, it would actually be useful for me, personally, because it would give me a chance to compare notes with another simple end user. We had to install VirtualBox on the two Zareason boxes that we brought down to the SV-LUG Google installfest the other day, simply because it was what Daniel Gimpelevich chose and happened to have available. VirtualBox is also non-Free, and it is just ever so slightly annoying to think that we are bringing yet another piece of non-Free code onto those boxes, at least for me. I would really like to change that eventually. So if you go with qemu, it would give me a chance to find out the skinny from another end user.