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Re: Xen

May I add here, Xen has a hacked up version of qemu ready for usage
if your processor has support for such.  So, regardless what your dom0
(host) machine is -- NetBSD or some kind of Linux -- NetBSD will run pretty much
anywhere. (But, You want it to run under paravirtualization if possible)

I am an AVID xen user -- I run my dom0 on NetBSD and also have 2 pleasantly
running NetBSD domu's without issue.  And also -- just adding -- I occasionally
run a netbsd HVM under Xen's version of qemu to do some testing.

In my opinion, NetBSD will soon be the choice OS for virtualization.  Just
wish it would get there sooner.  I see all kinds of people report problems that
they have issues with Xen's networking, Xen's this, Xen's that, -- I never have
issues with my NetBSD -STABLE machines .. (-CURRENT is another story..
but I don't expect it not to have issues there..)

Regards, Ben

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Daniel Carrera <> 
> Hello,
> In an earlier post I asked about why people like NetBSD and one person
> mentioned Xen. Since then I've been browsing the mail archives and I've seen
> Xen come up a few times. I'm going to ask a question that might be
> tremendously stupid, but if I don't ask I'll never learn:
> Isn't Xen just a virtual machine like QEMU, VirtualBox, etc? What makes Xen
> special that people here talk about it while they don't talk about QEMU and
> VirtualBox?
> Thank you for your help.
> Cheers,
> Daniel.
> --
> I'm not overweight, I'm undertall.

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