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ReactOS Wants To Bring Open-Source Windows To The Cloud

ReactOS, the open-source operating system that aims for Windows API compatibility with the Windows NT kernel and aims for binary compatibility with Windows drivers and programs, is now hoping to develop a commercial cloud distribution. While ReactOS hasn't gained much adoption and is still trailing in their Windows support, they are now looking to make Throium Core, an open-source Windows compatible operating system for the cloud.

22 January 2014 - ReactOS Thorium Core Cloud - 22 Comments
VMware Publishes Set Of 33 Major GPU DRM Patches

Earlier this week I shared VMware might have a big GPU driver update for the Linux 3.14 kernel and now in time they have successfully delivered. This new "vmwgfx" virtual GPU driver adapts to their new virtual GPU (SVGA2) hardware revision.

17 January 2014 - VMware Graphics - Add A Comment
QEMU 2.0 Is Now Under Development

Yesterday I wrote about features coming to QEMU 1.7 for improving Linux virtualization and cloud computing. That release will happen any moment now (it was tagged this afternoon in Git), but now QEMU 2.0 is entering the developers' sight.

27 November 2013 - QEMU 2.0 - Add A Comment
QEMU 1.7 Is Bringing New Features For Linux Emulation

QEMU 1.7.0-rc2 was released yesterday and if all goes according to plan the official QEMU 1.7 release will happen on Wednesday. This next QEMU emulator update that's also relied upon by Linux KVM will bring some exciting improvements.

26 November 2013 - QEMU 1.7.0 - 4 Comments
oVirt 3.3.1 Brings New VM Features

oVirt 3.3 was released in September to better compete with VMware's vSphere in the space of virtualization management. The open-source KVM virtualization management application has now been updated to version 3.3.1 and it is a feature release.

25 November 2013 - Virtualization Excitement - Add A Comment
New Linux Hypervisor Announced: Jailhouse

Siemens announced to the world this morning Jailhouse, a Linux-based partitioning hypervisor. Jailhouse is a lighter weight alternative to KVM but still in early development stages.

19 November 2013 - Jailhouse Linux Hypervisor - 6 Comments
QEMU VFIO Support Is Progressing For VGA Pass-Through

Besides virtual GPU drivers like the proprietary components within VMware and VirtualBox virtualization stacks and the under-development Virgil3D for QEMU, another option for those seeking 3D/GPU hardware acceleration support within VM guests is VGA pass-through.

10 November 2013 - VGA pass-through - 6 Comments
QEMU Bochs KMS Driver Might Not Have A Future

Announced last month was a new work-in-progress DRM/KMS driver implementing support for the virtual VGA cards using the Bochs DISPI interface, namely for the QEMU standard VGA output used commonly in Linux desktop virtualization setups.

6 November 2013 - QEMU - Add A Comment
Ubuntu 13.04 vs. Ubuntu 13.10 In A VMware VM

After showing improved performance with the new VMware Fusio 6, are there any upgrades in moving virtual machines from Ubuntu 13.04 to the soon-to-be-released Ubuntu 13.10?

26 September 2013 - Ubuntu VM Benchmarks - 2 Comments
oVirt 3.3 Can Better Compete With VMware vSphere

OVirt 3.3 was released today as an open-source KVM virtualization management application targeting data centers as an open-source alternative to VMware's proprietary vSphere product. The oVirt 3.3 release pulls in many new features.

16 September 2013 - oVirt 3.3 - 4 Comments
VMware Workstation 10 Brings In New Features

While Oracle is readying VirtualBox 4.3, VMware has released VMware Fusion 6 and VMware Workstation 10 as their latest desktop virtualization offerings. There's a great number of new features present.

10 September 2013 - VMware Workstatio, Fusion - 5 Comments
Virt-Manager Gains UI Snapshot Support

The popular open-source virt-manager utility for managing virtual machines (commonly Linux KVM instances) now has a user-interface for finally dealing with VM snapshots.

27 August 2013 - Virt-Manager - 1 Comment
The Design Of Virgil3D For OpenGL With KVM/QEMU

Last week the experimental Virgil project was unveiled as a way of exposing 3D/OpenGL guest acceleration support to KVM/QEMU virtualization users and with the drawing calls then being passed onto the host for processing by the GPU. Here's some more details.

26 July 2013 - 3D Virtualization - 3 Comments
Red Hat Is Indeed Working On 3D QEMU Support

In continuation of my earlier Research Underway With QEMU 3D Support posting, Red Hat is indeed internally working on getting 3D-accelerated support up and running for virtual machines under QEMU.

25 June 2013 - QEMU/KVM 3D Acceleration - 11 Comments

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