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KVM In Linux 4.2 Adds Support For x86 Write Combining, SMM

The KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) updates for Linux 4.2 are exciting for x86 Linux users.
24 June 2015 - Kernel-Based Virtual Machine

QEMU Affected By Another Security Vulnerability

Back in May a security vulnerability went public that let VMs escape QEMU's security and gain access to the host via an issue in QEMU's virtual floppy disk driver code. Another QEMU security issue is going public today.
10 June 2015 - PCNET

New Benchmarks Of Eltechs ExaGear For x86 Apps On ARM

In the past we've written about Eltechs' ExaGear Desktop software that claims to be 4.5x faster than QEMU and allows x86 Windows/Linux programs to run on ARM. The company has sent over their latest benchmark results of their latest performance claims.
31 May 2015 - Eltechs ExaGear

Xen Orchestra 4.0 Brings Docker Support, Improved Design

The Xen Orchestra team announced this week their next big release: Xen Orchestra 4.0. Xen Orchestra 4.0 has been in development for over nine months now and is codenamed Double Bass.
31 May 2015 - Xen Orchestra 4.0

Ubuntu's LXD vs. KVM For The Linux Cloud

Since last year Canonical has been developing the new LXD hypervisor. As implied by the name, LXD is derived from the success of LXC.
23 May 2015 - LXD vs. KVM

VENOM Bug In QEMU Escapes VM Security

The latest high-profile security vulnerability affecting open-source software and impacting mass amounts of systems worldwide is dubbed VENOM.
13 May 2015 - QEMU VENOM

VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 3 Released

The third beta to VirtualBox 5.0 is now available. VirtualBox 5.0 is a big step forward to Oracle's virtualization software and adds PV support to Windows/Linux guests, XHCI controller support for USB 3.0 devices, bi-directional drag-and-drop to guests, and more.
7 May 2015 - VirtualBox 5.0 - 3 Comments

Virt-Manager 1.2.0 Brings OVMF/AAVMF Support For UEFI In VMs

Available today is virt-manager 1.2.0 for managing KVM, Xen, and LXC virtualization using libvirt.
4 May 2015 - virt-manager 1.2

QEMU 2.3 Officially Released

QEMU 2.3 was officially released today as the latest major release for this important component to the open-source Linux virtualization stack.
27 April 2015 - QEMU 2.3.0 - 5 Comments

Linux 4.1: Full DynTicks For KVM Guests To Become Possible

While full DynTicks support has been part of the mainline Linux kernel for quite a while, it's now become possible to use it with KVM guest virtual machines.
15 April 2015 - Linux 4.1 DynTicks KVM

VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 Released

Just two weeks after VirtualBox 5.0 showed the first signs of life, VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 is now available.
14 April 2015 - VirtualBox 5

QEMU 2.3.0-rc2 Released

For users of QEMU as part of their Linux virtualization that wish to test out the very latest features, the QEMU 2.3-rc2 development release is now available.
4 April 2015 - QEMU 2.3 - 11 Comments

VirtualBox 5.0 Now In Beta, Adds PV To Windows/Linux Guests

Oracle engineers have done an April Fool's Day release of the first development version of VirtualBox 5.0.
1 April 2015 - VirtualBox 5.0 Beta - 20 Comments

QEMU 2.3 RC1 Released With Many Last Minute Changes

Following last week's QEMU 2.3-rc0 release, out today is 2.3-RC1 with over 100 changes in the past few days.
24 March 2015 - QEMU 2.3-RC1 - 3 Comments

QEMU 2.3 Approaches Release & Is Bringing Many Improvements

QEMU 2.3 is nearing its release and on Tuesday the first release candidate (2.3.0-rc0) was released in encouraging testing for this important piece of the Linux virtualization stack.
18 March 2015 - QEMU 2.3-rc0 - 3 Comments

Virgil3D Is Still Happening, New 3D Test Harness Created

David Airlie at Red Hat continues to be working on Virgil3D for providing 3D/OpenGL acceleration to KVM/QEMU guests.
16 March 2015 - Virgil3D - 1 Comment

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 - 20 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

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