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

Corrected, things DO change, just not that often :).

Been using open source since the early 90's and most projects have remained 
open while some have indeed gone commercial. No problem with commercial, that's 
not my point. My point is, don't need the surprises. If I use an open source 
project, I hope I can use it long term. If I use a commercial product, same 

Of course, either can change as well but again, my point is simply about being 


On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:50:19 +0000, Gary Smith wrote:
> 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.
> Mike
> On Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:14:43 +0100, Peter Braun wrote:
>> It is already! Xen Enterprise server just today releases as 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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