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Re: [Xen-users] Fwd: Re: Vm instead a real desktop.

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 11:54 AM, chris <tknchris@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> i did something similar with windows when vt-d first came out. i had a box
> with 4 domains with kb/mouse/vga passthrough to each domain and it worked
> pretty well

True, that would be very useful, but I don't know of any notebook
which supports vt-d :)


> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 8:21 PM, Andrew Wells <agwells0714@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I think what he wants is for users to be using the machine physically. But
>> each user segregated by a vm.
>> On Jan 29, 2012 4:46 PM, "Fajar A. Nugraha" <list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 12:37 AM, Mauro <mrsanna1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> > I want to use xen in my home notebook to manage various linux debian
>>> > vm one for each user.
>>> > My users use graphics windows manager like gnome and kde.
>>> > Do you think that using xen in paravirtualized mode my users can use
>>> > kde o gnome without any problem?
>>> How would your "users" access your notobook?
>>> Anyway, yes, it's possible. But you'd be better of having them using a
>>> remote gui client (e.g. nx, rdesktop) to access their desktop instead
>>> of using xen's vnc frame buffer.
>>> And I suggest you list what you need first. Really, using a notebook
>>> for other users to access is not a best option. While Xen - the open
>>> osurce hypervisor that can be installed on top of a normal linux
>>> distro - is suitable for many purposes, it's not really
>>> newbie-friendly right now.
>>> If it's just for you to test various distros, virtualbox might be
>>> better. If it's a virtual-desktop-type server enviroment, xen server
>>> or vmware esxi is much easier to manage.

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