How to install and run Chromium OS on VMware Player

It is that holiday season! Google’s Chromebook is one of the hottest gift ideas under $300 (e.g., Samsung Chromebook priced at $229 from Amazon). While some of you may dismiss Chromebook as an incapable barebone laptop, the matter of fact is that sales of Chromebooks continue to soar while the rest of PC sales are […]
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VMware Player vs. VirtualBox: performance comparison

If you are using a virtualization hypervisor, one of your main concerns will be its performance, or in another word, its virtualization overhead. How much overhead is introduced by the virtualization layer will determine the raw performance of guest virtual machines (VMs) running on a hypervisor. Continuing from the feature comparison between VMware Player and […]
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How to install XenServer on VMware Player

XenServer is a commercial virtualization product built on the open-source bare-metal hypervisor Xen. While Xen itself is a standalone hypervisor, XenServer is a full virtualization suite that includes built-in console, tools and APIs. The free edition of XenServer is available at no charge with annually renewed free license. If you want to try out XenServer […]
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VMware Player vs. VirtualBox: feature comparison

VMware Player and VirtualBox are the two most popular virtualization software packages for x86 processor architecture. VMware Player is free for personal non-commercial use, and available for commercial use if VMware Fusion commercial license is purchased. VirtualBox is released for free under the terms of the GPL version 2, and additional proprietary components are available […]
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How to install VMware Player on Ubuntu Desktop

VMware Player is a closed-source multi-platform virtualization software that is freely distributed by VMware. VMware Player has a convenient graphical user interface for virtual machine (VM) management, and with built-in NAT/bridged networking, there is no hassle in configuring VM networking, unlike other hypervisors such as KVM and Xen. It is straightforward to install VMware Player […]
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