so, FreeBSD on VMware is dead, right?

Erich Dollansky erich at
Sun Jan 22 01:35:03 UTC 2012


I wonder why I should run FreeBSD under VMware.

On Sunday 22 January 2012 04:10:24 Jerry wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 15:12:53 -0500
> Michael Scheidell articulated:
> > I reached out to a high level sr engineer at VMware and told him
> > there was a lot of companies using FreeBSD on VMware, and a lot more
> > that would, if just VMware gave us some love (fixed, or helped us fix
> > some device drivers).
> > 
> > He asked "how many"?
I do not know anybody who runs FreeBSD in a VM. All run it native on their machines.

> I have experienced the same exact problem when contacting various
> companies regarding drivers suitable for FreeBSD. Virtually none of
> them are interested in developing and maintaining drivers for what they
> consider a niche environment. One such company did what yours did,
> asked to to name other users of the device I was inquiring about. I
> felt rather embarrassed to admit that I could not name a single one. At
> least you had one.
> Good luck!
> -- 
> Jerry ♔
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