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Date:      Wed, 31 Dec 2003 20:32:14 -0500
From:      wmrfreebsd@nii.net
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD as host OS for VMWare 4.0
Message-ID:  <200401010132.UAA20099@baron.nii.net>

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>Anyone have any success getting VMWare 4.0 (Linux Version) to run on 
>FreeBSD Current (i.e. as host OS)?
>
>What versions of VMWare do work well with FreeBSD host OS?
>
>-Rick

The way I understand it (I may be wrong), is VMWare does its magic by hooking into the kernel (to mess with pagetables and such) and is able to achieve virtualization in an optimized way.  Contrast with Bochs which is a total usermode emulator, grinding out instructions 500:1

Mike

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