F15 / VirtualBox

Michael Cronenworth mike at cchtml.com
Fri Jun 10 15:12:50 UTC 2011

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> They are available, but I think you have to build them yourself from
> source.  All the information is here:

This is not an argument for libvirt/kvm/qemu/spice but against.

Here's some constructive advice:

1. Give the Red Hat virtualization tools one, unique name and package it 
under that name. Having a new name for every new feature isn't helping 
your cause. Call it "RHVM" even. Anything is better than the current 
situation and I'm sure a marketing wizard would love to tackle this.
2. Make guest additions dead simple to install. Having to compile them 
with a Windows DDK is not dead simple.
3. Transparent network access. Having to setup bridges or manually edit 
config files is a big turn off to some folks. I know virt-manager has a 
GUI for some operations, but I still see editing config files a 
recommended method in recent mailing list postings.
4. Support USB 2.0+ in a easy-to-use way. Under VB, I can just click on 
a device I want to use, while the VM is running, and use it. When I'm 
done, I uncheck the device, again, while the VM is running, and it 
disconnects from the VM and returns for use to my Fedora box.
5. Exporting VMs must be a two-click process. Not a 9 command, terminal 
operation. Importing VMs must be just as easy.

Now, if you don't care to cater to "dumb" folk, then continue what you 
are doing. VirtualBox will continue to be used over anything Fedora offers.

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