[Trisquel-users] Virtualisation (Theoretical)

Andrew Roffey andrew at roffey.org
Mon Aug 18 11:52:34 CEST 2014


jabjabs wrote:
> Cool, conflicting answers. :D

Haha yeah.

To expand on my answer earlier, VirtualBox and KVM create virtual
hardware interfaces which the virtual OS talks to. Because VB and KVM
are free software and the interfaces are documented, the GNU/Linux
drivers within the virtual OS for those interfaces should also be free
(in theory).

But as legimet pointed out, there is no reason why binary blobs (whether
for drivers or otherwise) would not run inside the virtual machine
generally speaking. They would just not 'talk' to the real hardware,
only virtual.

Andrew.


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