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Re: [Qemu-devel] VMware Player

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] VMware Player
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 17:02:55 +0100
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On Wednesday 14 June 2006 16:53, Joe Lee wrote:
> > Why on earth would we want to make a crippled version of qemu?
> >
> > AFAIK "Creating" a VMware virtual machine is just making a config file.
> > qemu doesn't have config files, so your question makes no sense.
> Well, I was not thinking or suggesting of a crippled qemu version. I
> asked the question because there are some software
> appliances which are pre-built and pre-configured apps that are built on
> a LAMP stack and packaged as a single image
> type file. This image file can be downloaded and run on a product
> similar to VMware Player. This is used for quick demo
> purposes of an application with out the need to have a full virtual
> machine.

My impression was that these "appliances" are full virtual machines. It's just 
an OS install that's been stripped down and configured to run a single 
application on startup.


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