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?
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.
Xen 4.5 was released yesterday with many new features and improvements to existing functionality.
QEMU 2.2 was just released last month while already for QEMU 2.3 is a long list of changes.
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.
The latest interesting open-source project written in Google's Go programming language is called Novm. Novm is a legacy-free, type-2 hypervisor.
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.
The start of the virtualization related changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel merge window have been published.
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.
Intel's KVMGT project is about providing full GPU virtualization for KVM.
QEMU 2.2 is due out on Friday while out now is 2.2-rc4.
Version 3.6 of XenOrchestra, an open-source web interface to the Xen Server, is now available with various additions.
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.
The Oracle VirtualBox team in Germany released the v4.3.20 update today.
QEMU 2.2 is near with a plan to release at the beginning of December while QEMU 2.2.0 RC1 was released yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
Para-virtualized SCSI (pvSCSI) support comes to Xen virtualization with the Linux 3.18 kernel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
QEMU 2.1 has been officially released!
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.
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."
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.
The first release candidate to the upcoming QEMU 2.1 was released on Tuesday.
A pre-RC test release is out for the QEMU open-source processor emulator.
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