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Re: xen



On 2008-01-18, John Summerfield <debian herakles homelinux org> wrote:
> John Thompson wrote:
>> On 2008-01-18, John Summerfield <debian herakles homelinux org> wrote:
>> 
>>> I like to run xen-capable CPUs and this adds to the problems. First, 
>>> with xen:
>>> I like to use a framebuffer console. It's a while since I tried on the 
>>> Dell so we'll ignore that for the moment.
>> 
>> Out of curiousity, what is the advantage of the xen kernel? I notice it 
>> was installed when I installed FC8, and it seems to run fine, but why 
>> exactly would I want to use it?

> xen is a tool that enables one to run several virtual computers on one 
> real computer. For example, I can boot the Xenified kernel for F8 and 
> the run Windows on that (with newer CPUs).

What advantage does xen have over, say, VMware? I bought a "hobbyist" 
license for VMware many years back when they still offered that option, 
and found it worked pretty well. 

-- 

John (john os2 dhs org)


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