[News] Review of VirtualBox for GNU/Linux, Hypervisors Are the Future

[News] Review of VirtualBox for GNU/Linux, Hypervisors Are the Future

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 10 Nov 2007 09:23:14

irtualBox: The best virtualization program you've never heard of

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| InnoTek, a software company in Stuttgart, Germany, has released both a
| proprietary and a GPLv2 open-source version of the program. The VirtualBox
| OSE (open-source edition) has a subset of the features of the proprietary
| version.


RedHat Thinks Software Should Come In A Virtual Machine

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| Wouldn it be nice if the enterprise software world were on board with your
| server virtualization efforts? Imagine downloading the latest version of
| PeopleSoft or Crystal Reports in a virtual server format that could be loaded
| on to VMware ESX and would just run no installation, no configuration
| hassles, just instantiate and go.



Virtualization: A feature of the hardware, not the OS?

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| "Even though Xen has been part of (Linux products) for a while, it's really
| just now getting ready for prime time," Haff said. "VMware is still very much
| the dominant player in virtualization."


VMware Hypervisor Takes Up Residence in New Servers

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| "VMware is trying to get as broad of an installed base as it can in advance
| of the Linux and Microsoft initiatives because once you make a commitment to
| the VMware technology, you're going to be less likely to purchase something
| from Microsoft or Linux," Enck concluded.


VirtualBox 1.5 puts Windows windows on a Linux desktop

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| or the first time, the new version now displays the guest's windows
| seamlessly on the host system's desktop instead of showing the guest system's
| complete desktop in its own window.


VirtualBox 1.5 released with seamless Windows integration

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| The second screenshot shows that even Windowstask bar is embedded into the
| Linux system.


VirtualBox Making Waves as Open Source Virtualization Platform

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| The youngest virtualization player to enter the x86 virtualization market
| is Innotek. And the company has recently announced a new release of its
| product, VirtualBox version 1.4.0, for Windows and Linux.


Fedora 7 screenshot gallery

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| 33 screenshots from the installation to the desktop all made with the
| help of Virtualbox.


VirtualBox 1.4.0 adds cool new features

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| As promised at CeBIT 2007, InnoTek has released version 1.4.0
| of its VirtualBox virtualization software. Despite the modest
| increase in the version number, the new release boasts a few
| new features as well as a host of tweaks and behind-the-scenes
| improvements.



InnoTek VirtualBox [Mini Review]

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