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Old 18th November 2008
DrJ DrJ is offline
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This sadly is a real weakness of the BSD family -- the lack of a good software VM. The old VMware still is the most responsive, but it works only on a single CPU or core. So if you want to use it, you have to disable the rest of your cores and reboot. Even in that mode, it is faster than using all the cores in qemu or Win4BSD on my (very old) dual Athlon box.

It also seems that in spite of repeated requests by the VBox developers, that no FreeBSD developer wishes to contribute to coding the kernel module that stands in the way of getting it to work.

I just keep a Windows box around. There are times when I spend a few days straight on it, and others where I don't use it for a few days. It all depends on what I'm doing. But the VMs just have proven to be too irritating.
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