Another chapter for virtualization
Xen, VMware, Virtual PC, Parallel, Qemu. There is enough going on in the virtualization market. It made me a very happy guy when VMware decided to make VMware Server available for free. The VMware Player is nice, but lacks the ability to create new virtual machines. The server edition is great material and I use it almost constantly.
Recently I ran into another free player on the market, VirtualBox. VirtualBox might be more to the liking of the true open source evangelists than VMware. VMware is not open source, “just”free. VirtualBox is available in binary format under a Personal Use and Evaluation License and an open source edition.
Installing it was very easy. There are some distro-specific binaries available.