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LXC 1.0 Announced For Better Linux Containers

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Published on 24 February 2014 02:33 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization
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LXC 1.0 was announced a few days back as the latest work on Linux containers support.

Linux Containers is the virtualization method that allows running multiple Linux systems (containers) on a single host system. LXC is built around the kernel's cgroup support and other kernel features to provide its own process and network space. LXC 1.0 is the user-space components to Linux Containers and this release comes after a long development cycle.

LXC 1.0 has been in development for nearly one year with over a thousand commits and provides support for fully unprivileged containers, a public stable API, API bindings for Lua and Python 3 along with out of tree support for Go and Ruby, and a flexible backing-store system with support for ZFS and Btrfs among other file-systems. LXC 1.0 can also support cloning and snapshotting of containers, various updates, and support for templates.

More details on LXC 1.0 can be found via the LinuxContainers.org site.

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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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