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    Free VMWARE?


    Is there a free version of vmware, or something open source?

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    Hi there,

    I found this. Its a free VMPlayer. I dont know how well this will work but you could give it a try.

    http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

    Regards, Simulator

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    Xen is one open source virtualization project. I don't think it works quite exactly like VMware does, though. Or you can download the free VMware Player and play the virtual machines that you've already created or that are available on the internet.

    EDIT: a little slow in posting. VM Player works quite well on Linux.

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    Xen

    I installed xen with yum, do you know how to run it? I can't find it anywhere in my kmenu, and I tried entering in "xen", ath the command line but nothing happened..?

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    Xen does virtualization almost as an OS itself, meaning you have to boot into it to create and use virtual machines. That's what I meant by saying it doesn't run exactly the way VMware does. Try the Xen Users Manual for more info:

    http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/srg...user/user.html

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    VMware Player and VMware Server are both free now. I wrote an article on how to get started using VMware Player that you can find here.

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    Try Qemu. Be sure to install kqemu to get a faster experience
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    kqemu

    Hi there,

    can you tell me how to install kqemu correctly, please? I tried to install it but it seems doesn't work.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anyegongjue View Post
    Hi there,

    can you tell me how to install kqemu correctly, please? I tried to install it but it seems doesn't work.

    Thank you.
    kqemu is a kernel module (it's the only way that an application can talk directly to the hardware in linux). So, you need to load it before starting qemu. The details about kqemu installation might vary from distro to distro.

    But once it's installed and it matches your running kernel the module can't be loaded with "modprobe kqemu". Then qemu should detect that the module is loaded and use it to accelerate some operations.

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    kqemu

    Hi,

    I don't know which kqemu version matches my kernel, 2.6.21-7.fc7xen. So can you tell me something about that?

    Also, because my fc7 runs on xen, I cannot let vmware run on my pc. So qemu I think, is my last hope.

    By the way, can I update the kernel to get rid of the xen, and let my fc7 directly run on my pc?

    Thank you so much!!!

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