VMware equivalent?

Vince Hoffman jhary at unsane.co.uk
Tue Feb 6 19:15:31 UTC 2007

Chris wrote:
> RW wrote:
>> On Tue, 6 Feb 2007 07:45:43 -0800 (PST)
>> Chris Maness <chris at chrismaness.com> wrote:
>>> I have been running vmware, and it works very well, but if I can find
>>> a open source version that works well, I would like to move in that 
>>> direction.  Thanks for the tips guys.
>> If you do try qemu try building it with kqemu support. qemu does full
>> emulation (which is needed for running an OS for a different platform).
>> kqemu allows some of the guest OS instructions to run directly on the
>> CPU, which is much faster.   kqemu is not as mature as qemu, and if it
>> doesn't works for you, you will find qemu much slower than vmware
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> I would try VMWare 3 myself (ports tree) however, I'm unclear how to
> obtain a working key. Any ideas?
 From the README vmware3 installs

"After a successful port installation you will need to obtain a license key
to run VMware (you can use an old one for Linux). If you want to obtain
a new key from http://www.vmware.com , you will have to select Linux as the
'server' platform."


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