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Date:      Wed, 20 Apr 2005 04:07:10 -0700
From:      "Loren M. Lang" <lorenl@alzatex.com>
To:        Grant <orblists@thingysrealm.myftp.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: vmware alternative for freebsd?
Message-ID:  <20050420110710.GI4192@alzatex.com>
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On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 02:43:38PM +0100, Grant wrote:
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> > questions@freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Didier Wiroth
> > Sent: 19 April 2005 14:35
> > To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
> > Subject: vmware alternative for freebsd?
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> > the ports tree. I was wondering if there are any alternatives to vmware,
> > commercial or freeware. I'm talking about a host version (I'm not talki=
ng
> > about guest OSes).
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> Hey,
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> There is a few out there for fbsd.. but the only one I have used with
> success is qemu.
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> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/url.cgi?ports/emulators/qemu/pkg-descr
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> Its quite quick, but I feel it isn't as quick as vmware is/was.
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> But it is something to look at, if its just simple things you need from it
> it will be fine, but anything CPU heavy I find its not great on.
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> Another one that you might want to look at is bochs
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/url.cgi?ports/emulators/bochs/pkg-descr

There is also wine, depending on what exactly you need.  Dosbox is nice
if all you need to do runs in dos.

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> I cant really say much about this one, I've tried it before but never got
> anywhere, so it might be good for what you need. Or it might be rubbish :)
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> Anyways gotta do some work :)
> Bye.=20
> Grant.
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--=20
I sense much NT in you.
NT leads to Bluescreen.
Bluescreen leads to downtime.
Downtime leads to suffering.
NT is the path to the darkside.
Powerful Unix is.

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