For those times when you absolutely must still run Windows XP, one safer way of doing it is to run XP in a virtual machine using the Oracle VirtualBox hypervisor on Linux Mint.
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The Xen hypervisor has just had a new release under its new management, The Linux Foundation.
Linux has its own built-in hypervisor, KVM, for x86 virtualization, and now IBM is porting it to its Power architecture.
Xen, Citrix's popular open-source hypervisor, is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project with the backing of such major technology powers such as Amazon Web Services, Google, and Intel.
Novell has introduced a significant update for its Suse Linux Enteprise 11 software, Service Pack 1, which includes the integration of components for Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor.
Novell's first service pack for SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 delivers a host of significant new virtualization and high availability features and support options.First, SP1 offers the latest Xen hypervisor, Xen 4.
The first test version of Red Hat's Linux distribution is the first to focus solely on the KVM hypervisor
The Linux firm has launched its server virtualisation hypervisor and management platform, extending its KVM-based product range
Red Hat launches RHEL 5.4, the first version to include the standard Linux KVM hypervisor.
Red Hat launches RHEL 5.4, the first version to include the standard Linux KVM hypervisor
It's been a while since we've had a hardcore Geek Sheet installment, and I promise that this one will be a real winner.Some of you may be aware that the updated Hyper-V bare-metal hypervisor virtualization layer in Microsoft's upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 (Which is due to be released August 14th to MSDN and Technet customers) now has support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Early releases of the Xen hypervisor showed promise but had lots of rough edges. Citrix's XenServer 5, however, is very much a production-class virtualisation solution with features that match, and in some cases exceed, what's available on rival platforms.
Microsoft was kind enough to let me know that the Hyper-V Server, that is a dedicated, minimal Windows 2008 Server platform dedicated to being a bare metal, type-1 hypervisor, is now available. It joins products of this type available from VMware, Citrix and several Linux distributions.
Novell's Suse Linux will be supported as a guest OS under the hypervisor, but observers aren't holding out for Microsoft support of other Linux versions
Microsoft's Hyper-V is a solid virtualisation platform that's compatible with a wide range of modern server hardware.
Linux specialist Red Hat has announced it is developing an embedded hypervisor product that it claims will complement, rather than compete with, its existing virtualisation strategy.
The company claims it will continue to support the Xen virtualisation project, despite working on an alternative method that is integrated with the Linux kernel
Linux specialist Red Hat has announced that is developing an embedded hypervisor product that it claims will compliment rather than compete with its existing virtualisation strategy.Launched at the first day of the company's annual user conference in Boston, the Embedded Linux Hypervisor is currently in beta with no commitment to when the product will eventually ship or how it will be distributed to customers.
Linux aficionado Jason Perlow finds a lot to like in Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor. He goes so far as to christen Hyper-V the potential "killer app" for Windows Server 2008. Here's why Perlow thinks Hyper-V will give VMWare and Linux vendors a run for the money.
At Oracle OpenWorld Rich Green, executive vice president of software at Sun, unveiled his company's latest twist on virtualization--the Sun xVM platform. Sun xVM is based on the Xen hypervisor and supports Windows, Linux and Solaris guest operating systems, Green said.
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