best way to run vista inside freebsd

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Fri Oct 19 07:59:14 PDT 2007

Frank Staals wrote:
> Frank Jahnke wrote:
>> VMs in general are a problem on Free. There is an effort to port the
>> most recent VMware Workstation by a very good man.  I do hope this
>> works, because right now things in the VM world on FreeBSD truly are
>> bleak.
>> Frank
> What is the status of that project if I may ask ? I did some research
> on it some time ago but the best I could find was that there was
> someone porting vmware-workstation 4.5.X to FreeBSD allthough there
> were quite a lot problems so there wasn't much progress it seemed.
> Anyway; VM's and FreeBSD don't go well indeed :( vmware3 is just
> outdated, it won't work as Xen host (yet;  .. it was on the SoC list,
> but I'm not sure how much has become of it ) and qemu is a nice
> attempt but it's just not good enough ( especially since kqemu locks
> up my system in CURRENT ). It would be great if FreeBSD could be a
> VM-host.

Sort of off topic but an other thing (besides run vista) I eventually
want to do is use it as a OS developement platform (writing an OS from
the ground up)

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