[Discuss] Most virtuous virtual boxen?

Patrick Nixniq-sneaking at sneakEmail.com
Sun Feb 8 21:57:19 PST 2015


Anyone here have any experience with Xen?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xen

If so, what do you think of it?  If not, or if your opinion is
not favourable, what sort of virtual boxen would you recommend,
and why?

I kind of like the *idea* of Xen, because it runs as a kernel in
its own right, portioning out hardware access to various guest
OSes -- instead of as a user program which runs *inside* a host
OS, which in turn builds virtual machines within itself for
various guest OSes to live in.  Cuts out a few middlemen, that
way, abstracts the hardware a little less.  It also makes the
overall system less like a Russian doll and/or onion, avoiding
layer upon layer of containers holding containers.

But that's only in theory.  What about in practise?

Also, a little off-topic, but not entirely because it might
occupy a virtual box, is it true that Windows XP can only
utilize one CPU, no matter how many cores it's given to play
with?


Thanks,
Patrick.
-- 
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.



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