03-23-2012 08:08 PM
VMware Player is free. If you have the means to create your virtual machines elsewhere, that's all you need on Windows or Linux. I don't recall if VMware Player is available on the Mac. I'm running our (ugh) Windows Vista (aka the SpnningDisc Disc of Wait) on Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit. I had problems doing the same on the latest LinuxMint, so reluctantly went back to Ubuntu despite Unity. If I were a real stud, I'd run Debian, but I don't have the patience for installing it on a laptop these days. VMware should work well on most mainstream 64 bit distributions. Hmm. The perverse side of me is wondering how much work it would be to get B& N's Android running under VMware. It'd be nice to have the same B&N reader & library. Apologies if this formats poorly. I'm posting on my Nook from a plaza on the Garden State Parkway. I love technology!
Thanks for the info. Isn't SuSE based on Debian? I was hoping that Novell would keep it, and support it, but that didn't happen.
03-23-2012 08:47 PM
03-24-2012 12:51 AM
I am not sure about its early origins, but I believe SuSE is not based on Debian. I know that it has its own package magement, and apt is the heart of Debian. Being a former ECNE/CNI, I too had hopes for SuSE when Novell took it over. Alas, all my NetWare skills are decaying. *sniff* I wouldn't expect VMware to be problem for SuSE though. No idea about SuSE on Mac hardware!
Ah, yes. I believe that you are correct about SuSE.
Sympathetic about ECNE/CNI. Started the CNE training process in early 1990's, then gave it up when it became apparent that Novell could change their products faster than I could keep up with them. Gained the all-important (at that time) Novell Authorized Reseller number only to see the product being sold by everybody and his brother, and my prices being undercut by high-school kids with a little technical knowledge willing to do installations for $5/hour. I guess that the ability of the supplier to control prices only works in the publishing industry.