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Conservancy Sues VMware Over GPL Compliance

The Software Freedom Conservancy has today announced a lawsuit against VMware for failing to comply with the GPL on Linux.
5 March 2015 - Software Freedom Conservancy - 13 Comments

KVM Brings Some Improvements To Linux 3.20

Paolo Bonzini has sent in the KVM pull request for the Linux 3.20 kernel and it includes some interesting changes and features for this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack.
13 February 2015 - Linux 3.20 KVM - 1 Comment

Does VirtualBox VM Have Much A Future Left?

It's been a long time since last hearing of any major innovations or improvements to VirtualBox, the VM software managed by Oracle since their acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Is there any hope left for a revitalized VirtualBox?
30 January 2015 - Oracle VirtualBox - 118 Comments

VMWare X.Org Driver Updated To v13.1

It's been a while since VMware last put down an updated xf86-video-vmware DDX driver update for use with their virtualization software. That changed, however, with today marking the release of xf86-video-vmware 13.1.0.
19 January 2015 - xf86-video-vmware 13.1

Xen 4.5 Released With Many Hypervisor Updates

Xen 4.5 was released yesterday with many new features and improvements to existing functionality.
16 January 2015 - Xen 4.5 - 3 Comments

QEMU 2.3 To Bring An Ivy Bridge CPU Model, New MIPS CPUs

QEMU 2.2 was just released last month while already for QEMU 2.3 is a long list of changes.
16 January 2015 - QEMU 2.3 - 2 Comments

Intel Releases New Version Of XenGT Graphics Passthrough

The latest quarterly update to XenGT for Intel Graphics Virtualization Technology is now available that allows providing a complete vGPU solution with mediated GPU pass-through.
12 January 2015 - XenGT 2014'Q4 - 4 Comments

Novm Is A KVM-Based Linux Hypervisor Written In Go

The latest interesting open-source project written in Google's Go programming language is called Novm. Novm is a legacy-free, type-2 hypervisor.
8 January 2015 - novm

OpenVZ & Parallels Cloud Server To Merge Into Open-Source Virtuozzo Core

Parallels Inc has realized they've been wrong for the past decade of not committing to the open-source development model in full for Parallels Cloud Server with OpenVZ being neglected as a result. However, in 2015 that shall change.
28 December 2014 - OpenVZ + Parallels - 6 Comments

VirtIO & Xen Changes For Linux 3.19 Kernel

The start of the virtualization related changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel merge window have been published.
11 December 2014 - Linux 3.19

QEMU 2.2 Released With Its Many Changes

Today is certainly a very exciting day for nearly all Linux users as covered in the Phoronix articles today. The latest good news is for server and virtualization users with the release of the slightly delayed QEMU 2.2.
9 December 2014 - QEMU 2.2

Intel Announces First Release Of KVMGT

Intel's KVMGT project is about providing full GPU virtualization for KVM.
3 December 2014 - Graphics - 14 Comments

QEMU 2.2 Is Planned For Release Later This Week

QEMU 2.2 is due out on Friday while out now is 2.2-rc4.
2 December 2014 - QEMU 2.2 - 1 Comment

XenOrchestra 3.6 Release Brings New Features

Version 3.6 of XenOrchestra, an open-source web interface to the Xen Server, is now available with various additions.
29 November 2014 - XO 3.6

QEMU 2.2-rc3 Released, Final Release Pushed Back By Couple Days

QEMU 2.2-rc3 was released today but there's still a few release-critical bugs that will warrant an unscheduled release candidate and thus push back the official QEMU 2.2 version, hopefully only by a few days.
25 November 2014 - QEMU 2.2-RC3

VirtualBox 4.3.20 Arrives, Still No Sign Of VirtualBox 4.4

The Oracle VirtualBox team in Germany released the v4.3.20 update today.
21 November 2014 - VirtualBox - 24 Comments

QEMU 2.2 Release Candidate 1 Now Available

QEMU 2.2 is near with a plan to release at the beginning of December while QEMU 2.2.0 RC1 was released yesterday.
12 November 2014 - QEMU 2.2 RC1 - 3 Comments

QEMU 2.2 Moves Closer To Release With Many New Features

QEMU 2.2 is under development to further advance Linux virtualization/emulation capabilities. QEMU 2.2-rc0 is now available as the first test release.
5 November 2014 - QEMU 2.2 - 5 Comments

Intel GVT-g GPU Virtualization Moves Closer

For months we have been talking about Intel XenGT as mediated graphics pass-through support so virtual machines can access Intel Haswell HD Graphics GPUs from the host under Linux and the GPU shared directly with the VMs running on the system. This work is finally closer to being realized to end-users with the code working towards being mainlined.
23 October 2014 - XenGT - 17 Comments

Features Coming This Winter With Xen 4.5

The first release candidate for the forthcoming Xen 4.5 is imminent ahead of the project's plans to do the stable release in December. For those not keeping up to speed with Xen development, here's a brief look at some of the changes expected for Xen 4.5.
12 October 2014 - Xen 4.5

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