VMware Virtualization With OpenGL Still Smacks Oracle VirtualBox
Phoronix: VMware Virtualization With OpenGL Still Smacks Oracle VirtualBox
Earlier this year I said VMware's virtual GPU driver was running fast for Linux -- in comparison to Oracle's VM VirtualBox 3D guest acceleration support. This continues to be the case with VMware's OpenGL stack leading the way with superior support and performance. Recently I ran some desktop virtualization tests under VMware Fusion 4.1.3 and Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.18 from the Retina MacBook Pro with OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion host. Even with the OS X host, VMware's 3D support exposed to the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS virtualized guest was much faster.
Yup. Fusion is for Mac, exclusively. ~ but we shouldn't be surprised since Michael uses MacOSX as his main OS (and uses an Ubuntu VM, as a guest).
it doesn't really matter though, the differences / performance gaps should be similar using VMware Workstation 8.x for Linux. The only difference i would guess (from my own experience, having used both products over the years) is that the h/w accelerated graphics for VMs might actually be better under linux.
My VMs generally perform nicer with linux than with MacOSX. which is also why i don't bother buying/using VMware fusion anymore.... I used to buy Fusion, since my work pays for my VMware Workstation license, but at the end of the day linux seemed to be doing a nicer job and my use of VMs in MacOSX just wasn't needed, nor was the expense justified.
Originally Posted by Rallos Zek
... Vmware is a blackbox with a backdoor.
while i agree VMware (or any closed-software) is a 'blackbox'. I think it is important for you to actually back your claim that there is a backdoor - Can you please provide us with citations, links and technical information that supports your claim?
Since when is playing stupid games a reason for using a virtual machine??!?!?
Virtual machines only have rudimentary GL support for the purpose of supporting composited desktops and other light loads. NOT GAMES.