best way to run vista inside freebsd

Frank Staals frankstaals at
Fri Oct 19 08:14:08 PDT 2007

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outdated, it won't work as Xen host (yet;  ..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.

-Frank Staals

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