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Old April 20th, 2009, 03:01 AM
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Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

I have Windows Vista on my laptop. I've been told that some important softwares don't work with lame Vista , so to avoid formatting C drive, its better to install and use a virtual OS. Now me being slightly computer illiterate can't decide which one to go for.

Sun xVM VirtualBox is supposed to be open source and hence free but vmware might not be. (you get it right )

Do any of you have any knowledge about these virtual boxes?
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Old April 20th, 2009, 03:09 AM
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Re: Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

I use VMWare and MSVR 2005 R2 on regular basis. I like both. Both are free for personal use. It's a different thing if you are a sysadm and need product support.

Aside, I would recommend getting rid of vista and upgrading to XP or to Linux
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Re: Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

I have toying with VirtualBox since last year. Its been good to use and lightweight unlike the older VmWare. No problem so far when I fedora or opensolaris.
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Old April 20th, 2009, 06:11 PM
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Re: Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

Now that Oracle is buying Sun Microsystems, I would trust xVM even less that I did before.
Expect a mass exodus of principal developers from Sun. I don't think they want to be anywhere near Larry Ellison.
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Re: Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

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............Expect a mass exodus of principal developers from Sun. I don't think they want to be anywhere near Larry Ellison.
Why wud they hate Larry? I haven't much updates on him. Pls do enlighten.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 01:21 AM
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Re: Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

thanks for replying... I installed VMware with XP... should have gotten SP2 as well... will do that now then load the other softwares... phir dekhte hain what happens... hopefully things run fine.
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Re: Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

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thanks for replying... I installed VMware with XP... should have gotten SP2 as well... will do that now then load the other softwares... phir dekhte hain what happens... hopefully things run fine.
Can anybody point me to the link where I can download VMWare (Workstation?) for free or personal use?

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Re: Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

I use VirtualBox to run windows xp on my ubuntu installation. It works fine but sometimes has problems with sound drivers.
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Re: Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

VMware gives problems if you try to increase the RAM to 1GB... so now working with about 350MB... now not bad earlier saala used to freeze up...

Landyabhai I think you can download VMware from http://www.vmware.com/download/server/... I got a copy from a friend...
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Now the biggest question :- Which is better & usable for logn time with no error or with more benefits & optinos. . ?

I want to use one ........... Please suggest ?
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Re: Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

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VMware gives problems if you try to increase the RAM to 1GB... so now working with about 350MB... now not bad earlier saala used to freeze up...

Landyabhai I think you can download VMware from http://www.vmware.com/download/server/... I got a copy from a friend...
Thanks will try it out!
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Re: Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

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I installed VMware with XP
Make sure to install VMWare tools.
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Re: Sun xVM VirtualBox or vmware ?

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Make sure to install VMWare tools.
oh ok will do... it prompts me all the time but i ignored all the while. thanks
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