Virtualization (VMs and Emulators)
Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:50 PM
Run, share and evaluate pre-built applications and beta software in virtual machines with VMware Player.
Start experiencing the benefits of virtualization with VMware Server, a robust yet easy to use product for users new to server virtualization technology. Add centralized management to your VMware Server environment with VMware Virtual Center for VMware Server.
VMTN Virtual Appliances
Download pre-installed and pre-configured applications that run in a virtual machine. Access the directory of Virtual Appliances.
Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:43 AM
The program VMmanager creates and manages virtual machines which can be used by the VMware-Player. The program generates all required VMX- and VMDK-files. Parameters defined within the file 'vmmanager.ini' form the range of functions. VMmanager has been developed and tested under Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Can be run on USB.
Languages: English, French, German
Compatibility VMware Player, VMware Workstation 4.x and 5
Supported guest O/S: Windows, Linux, Netware ...
(VMmanager cannot run on Linux machines directly. VMmanager works fine with the help of Wine on Linux machines.)
More Info - Download
Posted 02 March 2007 - 01:16 AM
Presently, VirtualBox runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and OpenSolaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux (2.4 and 2.6), Solaris and OpenSolaris, and OpenBSD.
VirtualBox is being actively developed with frequent releases and has an ever growing list of features, supported guest operating systems and platforms it runs on. VirtualBox is a community effort backed by a dedicated company: everyone is encouraged to contribute while InnoTek ensures the product always meets professional quality criteria.
The VirtualBox OSE binaries and sources are available free of charge under the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License, Version 2.
More Info - Screenshots - End User Docs: VirtualBox.org
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Posted 24 April 2007 - 10:31 PM
VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system (Win9x/ME/NT/Win2K/XP/Vista).
A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called 'workspaces'). Virtual desktops are very common in Unix/Linux, and once you get accustomed to using them, they become an essential part of a productive workflow. VirtuaWin is designed to be simple and elegant to use yet still be highly configurable and extensible. Have as many as 9 virtual desktops on Windows with VirtuaWin!
VirtuaWin is (open source) a freely distributed program and is licensed under the GNU General Public License.
Check the modules and icon sets page for more downloads.
More Info & Download: VirtuaWin @ SourceForge
Posted 12 November 2007 - 03:03 AM
by Walter Hermanns
The program VMmanager creates and manages virtual machines which can be used by the VMware-Player. The program generates all required VMX- and VMDK-files.
- Easy to install
- English, French, Italian or German GUI
- Create new virtual machines
- Modify existing virtual machines
- Specify the operating system and the project settings
- Set the RAM size
- Select the disk adapter (IDE, SCSI)
- Create a hard disk (flat, sparse, 2 GB split types)
- Enlarge the hard disk afterwards
- Use floppy disks and CD drives as well as image files
- Generate formatted floppy images
- Manage network adapters
- Change MAC addresses
- Add peripheral adapters (USB, COM, LPT, sound)
- Show VMX files and VMDK headers
- Determine the range of functions by an ini file
Free, Open Source!
Setup & Portable: VMmanager @ SourceForge?
Posted 16 June 2008 - 10:17 PM
- Supports all common image formats such as ISO, BIN, CCD
- Supports up to 8 virtual drives at the same time
- Easy to use - just double-click an image file to mount as a drive
- Virtual CloneDrive is freeware, you may use it at no cost.
If you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP you must be an administrator to install Virtual CloneDrive.
More Info - Download: SlySoft VCD
Posted 18 December 2008 - 07:40 PM
Ready-to-use virtual machines sporting open-source operating systems
" VirtualBox? Images project, mainly operated by Emanuele Cipolla and Calogero Sanfilippo in collaboration with the guys you may read about in the “Authors” section of the sidebar, is to provide virtual machines for innotek VirtualBox? sporting several open-source operating systems, such as GNU/Linux or Free/Net/OpenBSD for testing, security and/or entertainment purpose.
In most cases, we’ve done a minimal setup, in order not to make too much wrong assumptions. We will try to provide instructions for key tasks (for example, installing Guest Additions) for each image."
All files are hosted on SourceForge
Posted 02 July 2009 - 05:07 PM
With Xen virtualization, a thin software layer known as the Xen hypervisor is inserted between the server's hardware and the operating system. This provides an abstraction layer that allows each physical server to run one or more "virtual servers", effectively decoupling the operating system and its applications from the underlying physical server.
The Xen hypervisor is a unique open source technology, developed collaboratively by the Xen community and engineers at over 20 of the most innovative data center solution vendors, including AMD, Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Mellanox, Network Appliance, Novell, Red Hat, SGI, Sun, Unisys, Veritas, Voltaire, and Citrix. Xen is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL2) and is available at no charge in both source and object format. Xen is, and always will be, open sourced, uniting the industry and the Xen ecosystem to speed the adoption of virtualization in the enterprise.
The Xen hypervisor is also exceptionally lean-- less than 150,000 lines of code. That translates to extremely low overhead and near-native performance for guests. Xen re-uses existing device drivers (both closed and open source) from Linux, making device management easy. Moreover Xen is robust to device driver failure and protects both guests and the hypervisor from faulty or malicious drivers.
Posted 11 October 2009 - 01:07 AM
Posted 17 November 2009 - 02:24 AM
VMLite XP Mode offers similar functions as Microsoft XP Mode, but doesn't require hardware virtualization. It allows you to run Windows XP at the same time from your desktop running on a different host operating system. Even if your computer has VT-x or AMD-V, you should try out VMLite, because it runs faster.
If you want to migrate your old Windows XP to run as virtual machine on your new Windows 7 PC, you can use our MyOldPCs software.
If you want to boot your old Windows XP directly on your new PC to have a multiple boot system in addition to your Windows 7, you can use our VBoot software, which boots an operating system from a single virtual disk file in VHD format.
VMLite XP Mode Features
- Provides similar functions as Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode from Microsoft
- No requirement for hardware-assisted virtualization, namely, it runs without VT-x or AMD-v
- Provides seamless integration with host desktop to run applications from Windows XP virtual machine
- Host files can be accessed from within the XP Mode virtual machine easily
- Support 3rd party virtual machine images
- Runs on any PC with Windows XP and above as host operating system
- Highly performed, XP Mode boots in 15 seconds
More info & downloads:
Note: You can't run VMLite inside another VM. Run VMLite on a physical computer.