On Friday 28 April 2006 07:39 am, Greg Freemyer wrote:
On 4/27/06, Kai Ponte <kai(a)perfectreign.com>
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