[K12OSN] Software virtualization...opensource way?

luis.montes at cox.net luis.montes at cox.net
Wed Feb 8 15:20:34 UTC 2006

You might want to take a look at vmware player and vmware server(formerly GSX).
They have both been recently made free(beer not speech).

Also if you're willing to spend a few bucks, you might want to look at vmware workstation as well. 


> From: "David Trask" <dtrask at vcsvikings.org>
> Date: 2006/02/08 Wed AM 10:23:59 EST
> To: K12OSN at redhat.com
> Subject: [K12OSN] Software virtualization...opensource way?
> Ok....aside from the licensing of the OS or apps....(that part I
> understand)
> I'm reading a lot about software virtualization....In other words allowing
> one server to run multiple OS's or perhaps allowing one networked
> workstation or terminal to access multiple apps written for other
> platforms.  For example:  a Windoze workstation could access an app
> written for Mac OS X running on a virtual server in the server room.  I've
> read up a bit on Xen, but do not totally understand it.  
> Good article here:
> http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStory.cfm?ArticleID=6057
> and here's a company that does virtualization...
> http://www.ardence.com/
> My question....does anyone know of an Open Source or at least free way of
> doing this?  Is Xen the same thing?
> See here:
> http://fedora.redhat.com/projects/virtualization/
> I'm curious to know what others may have done, experienced, or are working
> on.
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Director
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask at vcsvikings.org
> (207)923-3100
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