I’ve installed the mentioned product into my system, but configuring gave me a real warning. Before I give this warning I’ll show you what SuSE 11 has onboard:
Linux linux-1vmb 220.127.116.11-1.1-default #1 SMP 2008-06-07 01:55:22 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
The gcc compiler:
gcc (SUSE Linux) 4.3.1 20080507 (prerelease) [gcc-4_3-branch revision 135036]
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Then vmware-config.pl tries to compile a module the configurator claims that the kernel mentioned above has been compiled with a different gcc compiler version than that I’ve installed. It also says that if I compile vmware might crash badly, so I’ve cancelled the attempt and I’ve also uninstalled the vmware product. I think that a newer version of vmware deals with this issue.
I find it weird that an important part of the system, gcc, is a pre-release. I hope that this can be corrected by automatic updates or repositories.
Now I’ve given VirtualBox a try and it’s also a very cool product. Kudos to Sun!
Beside this compatibility issue OpenSuSE 11 is a terrific version on which I’m very happy!
Kudos to OpenSuSE!