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Just installed this tonight, and man, this thing is fun to play with! I'm quickly going to run out of HD space at the rate I'm downloading ISO's to install into VM's.

A must-have for anybody who likes to try something (especialy linux distros) before you actualy format and isntall it.
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VMware is faster, and better. VPC kinda sucks.
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Uh hardly, i use them both and vpc is releativly quick and painless to use. However i agree vmw is a bit more advanced.
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Originally Posted by selectodude View Post
VMware is faster, and better. VPC kinda sucks.
I'd heard that, but my Dad is a MS Action Pack subscriber so Iget pretty much anything MS makes for free. VMWare's free offerings didn't seem to stack up to what I could get from MS.
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Heh. They're both very good. I prefer VMware over VPC though and Xen over VMware. All do the same. lol
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Go figure... FreeBSD's install crashes on the "normal" system, but is cranking away fine on the VM.

I figure I'll keep 2 VM's, one for a functional OS like FreeBSD, and another for extreme beta testing. (Nightly CVS builds and bleeding-edge kernel sources.)
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Heh. They're both very good. I prefer VMware over VPC though and Xen over VMware. All do the same. lol
How do you get Xen working? I heard that you need to "bless" the install and stuff. Kinda confusing.
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