Archive for the ‘virtualization’ Category

Boot Windows in a “window” in Linux using VirtualBox

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Many of us grew up using DOS and eventually became the slaves of Windows and all its’ variants.

Converting to use the opensource operating systems such as Ubuntu, Mandriva, Moblin or Fedora means giving up some of the usual ways of computing we’d gotten so used to. Though there are similar applications in Linux performing the identical functions as the Windows counterparts, there are still some applications which are native to Windows and will not run on Linux.

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Dubious Google Chrome OS available for public beta testing?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

First seen by SGLNX on JTWorld ( http://jiongtang.com/blog ), it appears that a virtual image of Google’s Chrome OS is available for testing on VMplayer or VirtualBox.

However, on closer inspection, under the disclaimer on the site providing this download, it says

“Chrome OS is not related to Google. Service provided by SUSE Studio”

The dubious download site even stated its current version is 0.4.207. The version number revision is actually the current version for Google Chrome browser.

Some features listed in this non-google Chrome OS are :

To download, follow this link to JTWorld’s blog.

Desktop preview screenshots available on above link at JTWorld.

Though not a real beta image of the actual Google Chrome OS, SGLNX decided to post this article anyway, in anticipation of the real Google Chrome OS.

We wait patiently.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) rolls out version 5.4

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Red Hat rolled out its Enterprise Linux 5.4 today.

Touting features such as

New enterprise KVM included alongside XEN virtualization technologies,
Clustering updates,
Support for XFS filesystem,
Updated userspace tools for EXT4 filesystem,
etc

Full release notes here