It works in a different way, and requires the OS to be ported yo run on it.
VMware just gives it your processor, sum of your ram, peripherals and a
virtual hard drive, and will run anything your processor can.
On Wednesday 01 March 2006 12:58, Braun Brelin wrote:
> Well, according to the XEN homepage on Sourceforge, it says:
>> "Xen is a virtual machine monitor for x86 that supports execution of
> multiple guest operating systems with unprecedented levels of
> performance and resource isolation. Linux 2.4, 2.6 and NetBSD 2.0
> ports are available. FreeBSD, Plan 9 ports on the way."
>> Other than the fact that it doesn't seem to support Windows, can
> anyone tell me how this is different than VMWare?
>> On 3/1/06, Bernhard Rohrer <graylion at sm-wg.net> wrote:
> > Braun Brelin wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > i've used VMWare before, but not Xen. Xen seems to be an open source
> > > replacement for VMWare, has anybody used both and can give me a
> > > comparison. Is my assessment about Xen being a replacement for VMWare
> > > accurate?
> > >
> > > Braun
> > AFAIK Xen is a tool for partitioning a machine, not for virtualisation.
> > Bernhard
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