mattias mj at
Tue Nov 1 19:53:47 UTC 2011

yes but forget the gui if you don't have vission
Karl Wilbur skrev 11/1/2011 8:50 PM:
> I use VirtualBox from Oracle (formerly from Sun). It's free and there 
> is a conversion path for existing VMWare images to be utilized in 
> VirtualBOx. I have done it several time myself. VitualBox has a 
> friendly GUI and well as a powerful CLI for running headless.
> -- 
> Karl Wilbur
> 513-322-2481
> karl at <mailto:karl at>
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 3:44 PM, John G. Heim <jheim at 
> <mailto:jheim at>> wrote:
>     Anybody have any experience with the various virtualization
>     options out there? My department runs VMWare but I don't want to
>     pay $200 for a VMWare Workstation license for my personal machine
>     if its not going to be accessible or if there is something better
>     that is open source.  I want to create a bunch of Windows virtual
>     machines to learn a little something about Windows networking. I
>     figured I'd use VMWare to learn a little about that at the same
>     time. But I don't want to get bogged down with the virtualization
>     stuff.
>     Also, does anybody know if VMWare esxi is really free? Its free
>     for download, I know that. And I know you can download a 60 day
>     evaluation version. But it looks like you can download older
>     versions for free. Its hard to tell because the VMWare web site
>     isn't real clear. I'm guessing that's deliberate. I don't want to
>     wipe out my linux install only to find that esxi is going to stop
>     working in 60 days.
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