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Free virtualization software

Discussion in 'Software' started by Rob1234, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    I did a quick search and could not find much on this but what do people use for there virtualization software at work I use VMWare, but im looking for some free virtualization software to use at home I saw that VMWare offer some free software has anyone used this before?

    If not what ones do people use?
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    We use Windows 2008 Hyper-V with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (ok the SCVMM isn't free, but Hyper-V "is"), the other alternative that we were looking at was Citrix's XenServer.

    -ken
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    I use virtual pc havent tried vmware yet.
     
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  5. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Im currently running vmware fusion 2 on the mac, not free though. Virtual PC isnt bad for free providing you only wanna run MS software
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    VMWare server is as good a platform as any for use at home.
     
  7. zebulebu

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    Or at work. At our Co-Lo site I run four VMWare Server hosts running about 16 VMs between them. You don't get the benefit of things like HA, DRS and VMotion, but for bog-standard virtualisation VMWare Server is hard to beat (and free!). Of course, being an uber-nerd, I run ESX at home... but I'm just sad!
     
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  8. Miro

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    VirtualBox - it is the best for me. Easy to use and works. I run on it Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Ubuntu, Fedora. And all them works just fine. The software is free too. I used before Virtual PC and I did not like it.
    I've never used any pay version of virtual software so there might be better ones as some people saying.
     
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