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Author Topic: Part of VMware Tools open sourced  (Read 1250 times)
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« on: September 12, 2007, 12:57:17 pm »

http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/tools.html
http://open-vm-tools.sourceforge.net/
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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2007, 01:20:48 pm »

This is just a few 'tools' to be used with their otherwise closed-source virtualization system, correct?  Any reason to use this instead of VirtualBox, where the whole system is open source?
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007, 02:02:18 pm »

Actually, VirtualBox is quite the opposite now. It is open source, but the equivalent to the "tools" is not.

EDIT: oh, and the "tools" include the better video and network drivers , as well as the shared clipboard, etc. Not sure if the video drivers are part of the open source package yet though.
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