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Oz Improves Linux, Windows Guest Installation

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Published on 29 July 2013 12:26 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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Oz 0.11 has been released, which is an open-source program for carrying out automated installations of guest operating systems with only limited input from end-users.

Chris Lalancette released Oz 0.11.0 on Sunday that provides bug-fixes for the program and support for a number of new operating systems.

Oz 0.11.0 can now support installing Ubuntu 13.04, Fedora 19, Debian 7, Windows 2012, Windows 8, openSUSE 12.3, and other operating systems in the mostly-automated install process.

Oz 0.11.0 also supports URL-based installs of Ubuntu, support for custom MAC addresses, and support for alternate file types. Oz is mostly about automated operating system installations to virtual machines as opposed to bare metal.

More details on the new Oz 0.11 release can be found via this blog post.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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