[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?

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

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.

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