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  • #16
    Originally posted by mtippett View Post
    Abandoned is a strong word.
    Yes, you are right.. Its because of my english... I didnt use the right word.

    So are there any other Sun's OSS projects like OpenOffice that got forked to libreOffice?

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    • #17
      To a commentor above: Apple motherboards have a BIOS and not an EFI startup program. The BIOS in Macs, however, presents itself as EFI. Source: Hackingtosh/OSX86 documentation.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Shining Arcanine View Post
        As far as I know, none of these things were ever a part of virtualbox-ose.

        In addition, the target market for VirtualBox is server virtualization and Oracle does not have any interest in doing business with home users, but does benefit from having them be testers. It would not make much sense for Oracle to begin charging home users for closed source components that they currently give away for free, so as you said, I do not see what the problem here is.
        Most typical home users would be Linux users wanting to host Windows inside a VM to run basic Windows apps without needing Wine or even for testing Linux distros

        Some developers might want the full package for doing server testing/development at home

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        • #19
          Originally posted by kapcom01 View Post
          Yes, you are right.. Its because of my english... I didnt use the right word.

          So are there any other Sun's OSS projects like OpenOffice that got forked to libreOffice?
          OpenSolaris would be another big one.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by cruiseoveride View Post
            vbox is GPL2. Fork it if you're so scared.
            you can fork it, but you can't relicense it, so what's the point in forking it?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by werfu View Post
              Bochs? Since Virtualbox release it has lost a great deal of attention, as VirtualBox is a fork of Bochs. I wonder if all the great things and improvement Virtualbox have received over Bochs have been merged back? It could be a great time to merge back if not. I'd also love to have the Virtualbox GUI with Bochs.
              Virtualbox is a fork of Qemu (which I don't believe is related to bochs). Qemu gets boatloads of attention at least in part due to KVM.

              Bochs is nice too especially for debugging, but Qemu can do most of that as well, plus user-mode emulation.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Smorg View Post
                Virtualbox is a fork of Qemu (which I don't believe is related to bochs). Qemu gets boatloads of attention at least in part due to KVM.

                Bochs is nice too especially for debugging, but Qemu can do most of that as well, plus user-mode emulation.
                Yeah, sorry about that. I mixed both. I thinks it shows how much I've been using both in the last years

                Anyway, what I was saying is I hope that Qemu gets back all the magic that Virtualbox got.

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