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Re: [Xen-users] Anything come close to esx for xen?

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From: "Gary Smith" <gary@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:50:19 +0000
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I have to disagree to the statement that "things don't change" in regards to 
opensource. the only thing that doesn't chnage (most of the time) is licensing. 
I've seen it change with pptp-client years back. 

I love opensouce but there is still a lot to be said with commercial software. 
As a long time vm (gsx series) user I will say there product was pretty solid, 
whereas I wouldn't be in this list today if xen was as solid and easy  (not 
knocking xen here, its come very far -- but has had growing pains). 

I think todays release is a good thing and I will probably use it along side of 
my xen and vmware servers. 

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Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 14:43:32 
To: xen-users<xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] Anything come close to esx for xen?

Well, that's good news but, to be honest, I'm a bit nervous about using vmware, 
citrix, anything that's not just plain open source. I fear that once I've 
adopted these things, licensing could change, I would be forced to change 
everything that I've spent so much time and energy on. Or, features keep being 
put into the 'commercial' version side, slowly trying to force me into buying.

Quite honestly, I love the non commercial products not because they are free so 
much but because things don't change, they don't often suddenly become bound to 
licenses, etc.


On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:14:43 +0100, Peter Braun wrote:
> It is already! Xen Enterprise server just today releases as Free.
> http://www.virtualization.info/2009/02/citrix-xenserver-is-now-free-
> xencenter.html
> 2009/2/23 lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>>> Or just use the Enterprise Edition of XenServer - it'll soon be totally
>>> free!
>> Wow, that's interesting.
>> Gee, pretty soon, someone will tell me there's a bare metal install of
>> Xen that's just like ESX. Install the server, fire up the client, set
>> datastores and off we go :).
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