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How do different virtual machines handle CPU scheduling?

When you give a guest multiple virtual CPUs (vCPU) the virtual machine has to assign them to physical CPUs (pCPU). I'm can't find any info on how most VMs handle this. There are 2 broad categories: ...
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What are the benefits of virtual machines? [duplicate]

Following the idea at What are the benefits of using a proxy? I've used VMs personally, but can't seem to understand why it exists for any real world need. So I ask: why are virtual machines needed? ...
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VM: Windows 7 host, Linux guest, VT-d?

I am sick of the driver issues of Linux. So I am planning to switch to Windows 7 as a host and virtualize my Linux into it. My laptop has integrated Intel graphics and supports VT-d. For speed reasons ...
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1answer
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VMware vSphere Client in Parallels 5 Windows 7 VM becomes unusable

Unfortunately there is no VMware vSphere Client available for Mac OS X, so I have to run the client in a Parallels 5 VM with Windows 7. I always get to a point where the client becomes unusable. If ...
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Network cuts off when using Bridged mode on Virtual Machine

I have tried Parallels Desktop 6, VMWare Fusion and VirtualBox when trying to run a Virtual Machine with a Bridged network adapter. I simply select the adapter interface (en0) and then press on. When ...
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If my company can buy a copy of Virtual Machine on the Mac, which should I buy?

I think VirtualBox might be too troublesome and slow to use. My company is willing to buy a copy of Virtual machine for me I think, is VM Ware, Parallels, or other products (for Mac) the best in your ...
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1answer
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What is the best way to configure an Ubuntu virtual machine to be shared (not copied!) between PC and Mac?

I know I can create and share a VM between both Mac and PC (same machine technically--my Mac Pro with both OS X and Boot Camp) using Parallels, VMware or VirtualBox (all of which I'm a paid user for ...
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What is the best VM for developing WPF apps from within OS X?

All of my machines are Macs (Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini (and Apple TV 2.0 too! :) ) but for my day-job, I develop .NET/WPF applications. Normally I just boot into Boot Camp and ...
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1answer
853 views

Best virtualization solution for running Linux under Mac OS X?

I'd like to run a virtualized Ubuntu instance under Mac OS X (10.6). I've used VirtualBox in the past, but am looking for something that will be faster, and don't mind paying for either Parallels ...
4
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1answer
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Convert VMWare image to Parallels

Is it possible to convert a VMWare image or the vmdk files to a Parallels VM without booting the image in VMWare and installing the transporter client. I downloaded a virtual appliance running linux, ...
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2answers
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What's the performance impact of a virtual machine NOT running?

Question What is the performance impact on Mac OS X, 10.6 specifically, with VMware Fusion or Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac when the virtual machine is not running? Stated another way, does installing ...
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What's better a better VM app: VMWare, Parallels or Virtual PC [closed]

From a Windows developer's perspective, which VM application is the best? Why?