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Re: Xen vs VMware

From: Magnus Eriksson <magetoo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 23:15:55 +0200 (CEST)

On Sat, 21 Oct 2006, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:

On Sat, Oct 21, 2006 at 06:38:06PM +0200, Andreas Hauser wrote:
dillon wrote @ Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:34:02 -0700 (PDT):

    Operating systems running under Xen have to be aware that they
    are running under Xen.

Unless you use a current processor (Intel or Amd e.g.) which come with hardware

It is still quite expensive and defeats the purpose of using Xen (compared to using VMware). E.g. you still have to emulate devices and have to do a lot more of copying etc.

But when your operating system of choice takes the step into the 00's *cough* *cough* *nudge* that added expense disappears. :-)

And of course, if you are using NetBSD (or Linux), it's nice to be able to have DF (or any other OS..) running under Xen. Even if there were other virtualization options available, why bother when one tool can do it all?

One of these days I'm even going to start using it.


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