Fun with Virtual Server R2 April 5, 2006Posted by rjdohnert in Software reviews.
As many people know already Microsoft has released Virtual Server 2005 R2 as a freeware type application. I managed through a slow download, might be interesting to know how many times it has been downloaded. And I have been using it to test different distributions of Linux and other OS's. Its very fast. Faster than VMWare GSX Server. So far I have installed eComStation, BeOS, Ubuntu, DR-DOS, Novell SUSE 10, Fedora Core 5 and FreeBSD 6. I was even able to compile NTSH and some of the NTSH Toolkit on eComStation, I may release it later on when I have the full toolsuite ported. Performance wise I have been able to load two virtual machines at one time and still maintain good performance. When I try to open that third it slows it down. Anyway, thank you Microsoft.