confused about VMware on FreeBSD...

Rick C. Petty rick-freebsd at
Thu Oct 26 01:39:01 UTC 2006

On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 06:05:12PM -0700, Randy Bush wrote:
> > In order of preference: either use VMware Server on a Linux host, use a 
> > different virtualization/emulation product (such as qemu) on FreeBSD, or 
> > track down (I don't know if you can still buy them) a license for the Linux 
> > version VMware Workstation 3 and give it a go, using an older branch of 
> > FreeBSD if necessary.
> or give up, run winxp on top, vmware 5, and freebsd as a guest.
> spawn xterms and emacs via cygwin.
> not what i would prefer.  but it seems one can not get what i
> prefer.  so i settle.  and it works.

Or use qemu with qemu-kmod under freebsd as a host, and don't give up the
things you like!  I've had better luck with qemu anyway, and often it
outperforms vmware under certain conditions.

-- Rick C. Petty

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