[hcs-d] VMWare?

George Kulakowski george.kulakowski at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 20:08:25 EDT 2012


Free as in beer is the canonical way to distinguish zero-cost-free from
you-actually-have-rights-free.

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 5:00 PM, Kane Hsieh <kane.hsieh at gmail.com> wrote:

> What does "beer"-free mean?
>
> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 4:55 PM, Joshua Kroll <kroll at cs.princeton.edu>wrote:
>
>> I'm not sure I understand your question. VMWare Workstation and
>> VirtualBox are separate products developed by separate companies. I
>> don't know what CS50 is doing, but VirtualBox is both "beer" and "GPL"
>> free: https://www.virtualbox.org (of course, the core VirtualBox
>> development team is now owned by Oracle, so YMMV with one or both of
>> those in the future).
>>
>> FWIW, I have used VirtualBox with many host/guest combinations and
>> been quite happy. Is there something it doesn't do that you're looking
>> for specifically?
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Amy Tai <atai at college.harvard.edu> wrote:
>> > Sorry, I meant free, obviously. It looks like CS50 is just handing out
>> > VirtualBox nowadays (although if anyone has info about if CS50 does it,
>> > please let me kno. I know they used to). I have VirtualBox now but
>> looking
>> > to upgrade.
>> >
>> >
>> > On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Amy Tai <atai at college.harvard.edu>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> How do I get my hands on a copy of VMWare workstation?
>> >
>> >
>> >
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