On Fri, 2017-06-02 at 14:05 +0200, Walter H. wrote:
On 31.05.2017 12:03, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Wed, 2017-05-31 at 10:01 +0200, Walter H. wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm using Windows with several virtual machines (VMware);
> > is there a way to use these virtual machines with Fedora as host OS?
> Yes. There is a free-to-use version of VMware Workstation for Fedora.
> Check the VMware web page. You can also convert your VMware VMs to run
> under KVM/QEMU ('man qemu-img'). Another alternative is VirtualBox.
does this mean,
I can have VMware Workstation for Fedora without having to pay for it?
VMware have a free (as in beer) option for Workstation for personal
I guess the conversion of these VMware VMs won't work, as they
Windows VMs ...
They are *virtual* machines. They can run on any host that supports the
specific VM environment (such as Linux) with any guest that's installed
on them (such as Windows). In fact this may well be the most common use
of VMs in Linux. As I said before, you can do this with VMware (of
which there are several packages, Workstation being the most common for
individual users), or QEMU/KVM, or VirtualBox. I've used all of them
under Fedora with both Windows 7 and Windows 10 VMs and even migrated
the same VM from one to another. Currently I'm using QEMU/KVM because
(depending on your motherboard and with a certain amount of fiddling)
it can pass through a second graphics card and let me run Windows games
at full speed.