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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

Xen Gains PVSCSI Support With Linux 3.18 Kernel

Para-virtualized SCSI (pvSCSI) support comes to Xen virtualization with the Linux 3.18 kernel.
10 October 2014 - PVSCSI

ExaGear Launches For x86 Windows/Linux Apps On ARM

Back in August I wrote about new software that claims to be 4.5x faster than QEMU for running Intel x86 binaries on ARM. That software is available today.
3 October 2014 - ExaGear - 25 Comments

Understanding The Xen XSA-108 Security Issue

Many Phoronix readers likely heard of Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, and other hosting providers rebooting their clouds in recent days as a result of a Xen security issue. If you're not yet familiar with this XSA-108 security issue, our friends at Xen Orchestra have a nice write-up covering the issue.
2 October 2014 - XSA-108 - 1 Comment

Virt Manager 1.1 On Finals For Release

The virt-manager 1.1 release is prepared for an imminent release that brings many features to the popular Red Hat developed software for Linux virtualization management.
7 September 2014 - virt-manager 1.1 - 2 Comments

New VM Software Claims To Be 4.5x Faster Than QEMU

Eltechs is preparing to introduce ExaGear Desktop next month as new proprietary software for running Linux x86 software on Linux ARM using their own virtual machine technology.
19 August 2014 - ExaGear - 12 Comments

Xen Orchestra 3.5 Released, Xen Orchestra 4 Enters Focus

Xen Orchestra, the increasingly used web user-interface to the Xen Server and XAPI, is now out with its version 3.5 release while Xen Orchestra 4.0 is entering the developers' sights.
14 August 2014 - Xen Orchestra - 2 Comments

QEMU 2.1 Officially Released

QEMU 2.1 has been officially released!
1 August 2014 - QEMU 2.1 - 5 Comments

QEMU 2.1.0-rc3 Has More Bug Fixes

If all goes according to plan the QEMU 2.1 release will happen next week but before that can happen some last-minute testing is encouraged with the new release of QEMU 2.1-rc3.
23 July 2014 - QEMU 2.1

Xen Project Announces Mirage OS 2.0

The Xen Project has announced the release of Mirage OS 2.0, which they describe as "the industry's first software framework that unifies cloud and embedded deployments behind a safe, secure programming language, allowing developers to seamlessly build systems that span both embedded devices and public cloud services."
22 July 2014 - Mirage OS

QEMU 2.1 RC2 Fixes A Ton Of Bugs

QEMU 2.1 is expected later this month while now the second to the last release candidate is available for those interested in testing it to ensure it will be a great release as being an important part to the Linux virtualization stack.
16 July 2014 - QEMU 2.1

The Exciting QEMU 2.1 Is Up To Its Release Candidate Phase

The first release candidate to the upcoming QEMU 2.1 was released on Tuesday.
9 July 2014 - QEMU 2.1-rc1

QEMU 2.1 Steps Closer To Release

A pre-RC test release is out for the QEMU open-source processor emulator.
1 July 2014 - QEMU 2.1-rc0

KVM Gets Improved For S390, POWER & MIPS

The KVM virtualization update for Linux 3.16 brings improvements mostly for less common CPU architectures. With the Linux 3.17 kernel should come more interesting work for x86 fans but KVM on IA64 is likely to get the boot.
4 June 2014 - Kernel-based Virtual Machine - 1 Comment

Linux 3.16 Supports ARM Suspend/Resume With Xen

The first pull request for the Xen virtualization updates for the Linux 3.16 kernel have now been submitted.
2 June 2014 - Xen

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