[Ilugc] Windows On Xen 3.0
girishvenkatachalam at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 16:32:10 IST 2006
On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 08:44:49PM +0530, Amresh Singh wrote:
> >Pardon my ignorance guys. I will end up shooting on my wrong foot if I end
> >up saying something.
> >I have one question. Have any of you tried running Windoze under qemu
> Yes, it does but is really very slow, there is a list of issue with
> scheduling in qemu and enumerating device has a huge overhead. qemu is
> really very useful for tiny OS :)-. ms dos 6.2 would rock.
> There is a binary with qemu maintained by the qemu _maintainer_ which
> helps in improving the performance, but has other issues and he never
> wanted that to be GPL'd.
> Xen, can use qemu and there is a lot of development going around with
> xen. Lot of big vendors are banking on xen, but i would still say its
> not completely enterprise ready. It will take some time and i hope
> they will be part of kernel.org someday.
> >What about VMware?
> VMware rulez :)-, vmware also has a initiative to go opensource, there
> has a VMI proposed and there was lot of discussion at linux symposium.
> vmware guys are also hoping to part of mainline kernel as well. Rusty
> Russel is pushing patches and testing them.
> vmware has lot of free as in bear and commercial products which are
> very mature for enterprise customers.
Thanks but I still have some doubts. Perhaps it is because I don't have experience.
And the fact that VMware is not free makes things worse for me.
Anyway pretty soon I am going to try both qemu and xen.
I am hoping that kqemu makes things a little bit faster.
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