[svlug] (forw) Re: VMware vs. two boxes and a KVM

Skip Evans skip at bigskypenguin.com
Mon Jan 19 15:02:02 PST 2009

Gadzooks! That's the second time I've done that today.

Thanks, Rick.

VMware Server is downloading as I type this, but I see it is 
only available as an .rpm file (I'm on Ubuntu), so on Google I 
found these instructions.

1. Install alien (did this with apt-get)

2. alien -k some-binary-package.rpm

3. dpkg -i some-binary-package.deb

Is this the recommended way to get a .rpm file on Ubuntu?

Are there any other methods anyone prefers over this?

Mnogo blogadarya!

Rick Moen wrote:
> Hi, Skip.  Since SVLUG runs only real mailing lists that don't munge
> Reply-To, you need to get into the habit of doing Reply-to-All, except
> where you actuall _intend_ to send offlist private replies only.
> I'm forwarding back your accidentally-private message for your convenience.
> ----- Forwarded message from Skip Evans <skip at bigskypenguin.com> -----
> Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:49:27 -0600
> From: Skip Evans <skip at bigskypenguin.com>
> To: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> Subject: Re: [svlug] VMware vs. two boxes and a KVM
> Rick Moen wrote:
>> That sort of scenario might be useful and necessary in cases where the
>> host OS has useful drivers for cutting-edge hardware, and the guest OS
>> doesn't.
> These are pretty Plain Jane machines (no offense to anyone 
> named Jane, or perhaps married to, going out with, or stalking 
> someone named Jane), so I'll try Ubuntu as the host OS and XP 
> as the guest.
> Bummer VMware Server won't support OS X as a guest OS, that 
> would be a neat trick if I could have all three on one box.
> Does anyone know of a VM that does? I'm looking through here now:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_platform_virtual_machines

Skip Evans
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