VMware definetly rock the free server one and the Virtual Infrastructure version one. I have run all type of Linux guest OS in it. from Slackware, Ubuntu, and Redhat 3, 4, 5. All of them run quite stable and fast in it. I was always quite happy with it. I have actually implemented their VI3 to virtualize the full infrastructure of one ISP. It work really well. That does not mean there no other good virtualization software availables.
> Tried the beta on a p-ii/233, running RH
> 5.2, 2.0.36 kernel, 196MB RAM. I
> allocated a 1 GB disk file and 64M RAM
> to Win95 installed from an OEM CDROM.
> Installation and operation were and have
> been flawless. Very impressive product.
> I still must use two applications that
> are not available (yet!) for Linux -
> FPGA design tools - under Win95. This
> setup is very usable. There is a
> noticable performance hit on the Windows
> performance. Linux reports 90+% CPU
> allocated to vmware when Windows is
> actually doing something but at a very
> high nice level (14 - 19- seems to
> vary). The load average stays below 1.0
> unless I do something on Linux at the
> same time.
> Has anyone tried this on a K6-2? The
> vmware page indicates Windows has
> problems (unrelated to vmware) on k6's.
> Any insites?