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[ale] vmware kernel
Christopher Fowler wrote:
> Geoffrey wrote:
>> I've been doing some research on vmware in order to compare it to Xen,
>> and can't seem to find a critical piece of info I'm looking for. As I
>> recall, vmware is based on a linux kernel, thus the following questions:
>> 1. Is vmware still based on Linux?
> No. It runs in either Windows or Linux.
My bad for not specifying the enterprise version that runs on bare metal.
>> 2. Why do they not publish their code?
> It is their code. It is proprietary. Some products they
> give for free some you pay for. There is no obligation that
> you can have their code.
If my understanding of the enterprise version is correct, that is it's
based on Linux, then they would have an obligation to publish their
>> 3. Is it possible it's based on another OS, say, bsd?
> I doubt it. This would require compiling under that system and
> again, you don't have the code. There is VMWare fusion that
> will run under OSX.
Again, my bad for not specifying the enterprise version that runs on
Until later, Geoffrey
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