[hcs-d] VMWare?

Amy Tai atai at college.harvard.edu
Tue Jul 3 20:17:06 EDT 2012


I just want to know if Harvard (or someone at harvard) hands out VMWare
licenses before I buy it from the IT place in the Sci Center. I'm doing
some kernel profiling which I think (correctly or not) would be more
accurate in VMWare. VirtualBox suffices for now though.

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 8:08 PM, George Kulakowski <
george.kulakowski at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > _______________________________________________
>>> > hcs-discuss mailing list
>>> > hcs-discuss at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>>> > https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/hcs-discuss
>>> >
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> hcs-discuss mailing list
>>> hcs-discuss at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>>> https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/hcs-discuss
>>>
>>
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> hcs-discuss mailing list
>> hcs-discuss at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>> https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/hcs-discuss
>>
>>
>
> _______________________________________________
> hcs-discuss mailing list
> hcs-discuss at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/hcs-discuss
>
>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/pipermail/hcs-discuss/attachments/20120703/9e07ca44/attachment.htm 


More information about the hcs-discuss mailing list