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I have used VmWare for a long time but now support for Linux is near broken. I need new technology.

Why I refuse vmware: after some update hardware and firmware I found out my vmware-server 1.0.6 broken. I try update it up to 1.0.9, but found out then vmware-server-console have fatal bug which does not have fixes and require to recompile X. I try update again up to 2.0.1 but found out then vmware at now does not have usable server console at all. firefox plugin is not usable. and also I find out then at now vmware not interested in Linux customers at all. From that time I try to find alternatives

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Perhaps you couple explain the faults with VMware and how it works with Linux. –  Brian De Smet Oct 6 '09 at 4:16
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This is obviously not meant to be an answerable question. –  PEra Oct 6 '09 at 7:06
    
If you do not tell us about your problems with VMWare, it's unlikely we can suggest something that works better for you. –  sleske Oct 6 '09 at 8:19

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

You may want to look at VirtualBox.

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+1 , Virtualbox is going to feel a lot like what he's used to. –  Tim Post Oct 6 '09 at 4:51
    
TNANKS VirtualBox is acceptable for me –  vitaly.v.ch Oct 7 '09 at 8:15

Regardless of which technology you end up going with, I suggest you use libvirt to manage it. libvirt supports LXC and OpenVZ containers, as well as KVM, Xen and VirtualBox.

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For desktop use the best I can recommend is VirtualBox from Sun. For servers, Vmware ESX will do well for you.

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vmware-server-console up to 1.0.9 written by developer with bug in genome. if ESX was written same developers - I do not want have relation with vmware at all –  vitaly.v.ch Oct 7 '09 at 8:27

I have been using VirtualBox since right before Sun bought them and it has not steered me wrong. I am using it on my Mac and all of my Linux boxes. When my laptop was Ubuntu, I used vbox to run WinXP for my standard work stuff. It started bogging down because I only had 1.5GB of RAM in the laptop. My new laptop will hopefully get 4GB so that I can go back to linux and comfortable run WinXP in vbox.

Michael

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There are different levels of virtualisation. The lightest weight would be OS-level virtualisation. OS-level virtualisation for Linux is OpenVZ/VServer. These are similar to BSD-Jails/Solaris-Zones. The only catch is that they only run Linux virtual machines and no other OS.

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a jail is not a proper virtualization, it is just a way to isolate an environment. In a virtual guest I expect to run different OS, different libs, different bit arch, have virtual hardware, and so on. A jail-like approach is the lighter, but is not true virtualization. –  AlberT Oct 6 '09 at 8:18
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Untrue. There are different levels of virtualisation. What you said is just one type of it - paravirtualisation. OS-Level virtualisation is another kind. –  sybreon Oct 6 '09 at 10:55

VMware has been from the beginning of virtualization. Their tools are the best in my oppinion

http://www.vmware.com/download/ws/ (you can download a trial and test it)

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Not trying to be snarky here, but did you read that he wasn't happy with VMWare? –  AnonJr Oct 7 '09 at 2:32
    
i saw after the first post :( –  Remus Rigo Oct 7 '09 at 5:46
    
vmware-server-console up to 1.0.9 written by developer with bug in genome. if other code was written same developers - I do not want have relation with vmware at all. –  vitaly.v.ch Oct 7 '09 at 11:36

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