Phoronix covers *nix systems and MacOSX is just that. I don't think Michael needs to be a 'linux/FOSS purist'. Myself, i use both Mac and Linux.
Myself, i would have no problem with VMware improving support for their userbase, not having to recompile VMW modules on every kernel update would be awesome x10 ~ that could mean integrating/upstreaming their kernel modules, but it could also work the other way (as suggested in the mailing list) by using/extending KVM's interfaces to do the job. Hopefully, they look into both options and do whatever is the best fit for everyone, and equally important -> works the best.
anyways, it's good to see that VMware would like to improve things and that there is some review and discussion happening between developers on the matter. this can only mean good things, in the long run.
my 2 cents
About open source and vmware...
What I was told:
1. they also offer the hypervisor for free (as in cost)
2. the others already know how ESXi works
I noticed so far that hardware support is very basic and limited to certain models.
//edit: as a matter of fact, most people out there are talking about compatibility and if it would run on their hardware.
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.....After all, it would seem you think my description is inaccurate (which it is not) or you haven't been visiting the site long and/or you are just daft.
Last edited by ninez; 05-18-2012 at 11:27 PM.