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  • What's next with hypervisors?

    The world of hypervisors is complicated by the fact that there are proprietary and open source tools and the latter are often pressed into service in different ways, say nothing of the fact that the whole market is evolving quickly.

  • New local Cloud built with Linux-based KVM hypervisor

    A Sydney-based IT services provider has built a public Cloud with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualisation hypervisor instead of one of the better-known commercial or open source products making it one of the first of its kind in Australia.

  • Red Hat moves into desktop virtualization

    Open source enterprise software company Red Hat has updated its virtualization platform, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (REV), to include support for desktop virtualization, the company announced Monday.

  • Linux 2.6.33 released: nVidia driver in, Android out

    The first Linux kernel release of 2010 has arrived with version 2.6.33 and it is big on graphics with a new open source nVidia driver and support for the Nintendo Wii and GameCube gaming consoles, in addition to usual high-end features.

  • Linux kernel 2.6.32 released, ups graphics drivers, virtualization

    Following nearly three months of development, Linus Torvalds has released version 2.6.32 of the Linux kernel, which brings a number of improvements to the open source operating systems' graphics, virtualization and power management capabilities, as well as boosting overall performance.

  • Red Hat open sources Windows virtualisation drivers

    In another sign interoperability between virtual Linux and Windows operating systems is gathering pace, Red Hat has quietly released a set of drivers to improve the performance of Windows guests hosted on Linux's Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor.

  • New Linux tool helps manage guest virtual machines

    With the increasing prevalence of virtualization comes the greater need for management of “guest” operating systems that run as virtual machines on the hypervisor, and a new tool called libguestfs is set to provide that on Linux.

  • KVM, Xen battle for hacker interest: Horms

    If the Linux virtualisation space wasn't heated enough, the open source hypervisors Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) and Xen are now duking it out for independent developer interest, according to Xen hacker Simon "Horms" Horman.