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Re: [SLE] Is SUSE the market-place chicken or the egg?
  • From: kai <kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 20:52:00 -0700
  • Message-id: <200604282052.00144.kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 28 April 2006 07:39 am, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> On 4/27/06, Kai Ponte <kai@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hopefully I'll be getting SUSE in here at my new office, too. I just
> > have to convince upper management that my 98,000 co-workers need to
> > upgrade from Windows. (Yes, I am thinking more on a departmental level
> > ATM. I'm not totally crazy....yet.)
> >
> > I've got a few convinced already that my laptop has the coolest
> > screensaver (matrix) in the building.
> Keep up with the new Xen/VT technology coming out. You need a new
> CPU/MB/etc. to use it with XP, but ...

w00t! An excuse to buy me some new hardware. :)

> Once you have the right hardware and Xen 3.0 you should be able to
> boot your machine to SUSE 10.1, use that as your host os/hypervisor.
> Then have client os'es of XP, SUSE, BSD, etc.
> And all of that should run with fairly small overhead from Xen due to
> its para-virtualization technology. I've heard less than 5% overhead
> when it is a para-virtualized guest OS. SUSE 10 (and 10.1 i assume)
> come with a para-virtualized kernel to support XEN efficiently. I
> haven't seen overhead percentages for XEN running XP via VT yet.
> Back to your proselytizing, you would be able set your co-workers up
> as dual os, then interaction by interaction they could decide which OS
> to use. That gives them the ability to make the transition one
> application at a time.

We'll see what happens. I also intend to start some people with eye-candy,
once 10.x is stable enough with the XGL stuff. Of course, that will require
new hardware, too, as my laptop can't handle much. :P


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