Posts Tagged ‘virtualization’

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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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

Microsoft succumbing and recognizing Linux as mainstream!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Bill’s company in Redmond, Washington stunned the opensource community when they shared driver source code to the linux kernel on 20th July 2009.

Microsoft submitted source code for 4 drivers which allows linux to run Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor technology. Up to 22,000 lines of code has been submitted and will likely be included in the next linux kernel version 2.6.30.1.

A tsunamic surprise, for the opensource community, to see Microsoft, whom have fought so many civil public cases to protect its own interests, is bending and contributing source code out of its own free will. This act validates the rise of open source linux operating systems and shows that linux is recognized as an worthy adversary to commercial software giants such as Microsoft.

It was also added that Microsoft’s goal is to become a platform linux users could turn to

It is irony when 10 years ago, the exact opposite can be said about linux vs Microsoft.

Source : Network World