> Well for running a full Gnome desktop and one to four expermental VM's
> at one time the following hardware works ok for me.
> (although it's beginning to feel a little slow)
> processor : 0
> vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
> cpu family : 6
> model : 10
> model name : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 1800+
> stepping : 0
> cpu MHz : 1533.689
> cache size : 512 KB
> With 2.5 Gig of (fast) system memory.
> My Gateway Table (intel 1.7ghz) with just over 2 Gig of system memory
> can also easily handle two or more VM's at one time.
> The main resource needed when thinking vms is MEMORY and more MEMORY is
> always better.
So, I expect good results on a brand new Thinkpad X61 with a 2.2 GHz
dual-core 64-bit cpu, 4 Gb RAM, and a 7200 rpm 200 Gb SATA hd. Should be
adequate for a 32-bit vm and an Fedora 9 beta vm.
Question: What vm? kvm? xen? vmware? The latter is not the kind of
license I like to support, of course. What's the current thinking in
f/oss vm technology?
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