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Version 2.0 of the widely-used QEMU emulator that's commonly used with open-source Linux virtualization setups will soon be released. In just over one month is the planned release of the very exciting QEMU 2.0.
26 February 2014 - QEMU - 1 Comment
LXC 1.0 was announced a few days back as the latest work on Linux containers support.
24 February 2014 - LXC
Intel has announced an interesting project in the space of GPU virtualization and being able to share a graphics processor with a virtualization hypervisor while still achieving a level of shareability.
22 February 2014 - XenGT
Xen 4.4 is a major release of the open-source virtualization stack commonly used on Linux systems but has increasing support for BSD and other platforms. Xen 4.4 is bringing with it many new features and today 4.4-RC4 was released.
17 February 2014 - Xen 4.4
A set of 19 patches published a short time ago provide support for "guest back surfaces" within the VMware SVGA Gallium3D driver that is used by the company's virtual machine clients.
14 February 2014 - VMware
The Linux Foundation is announcing new member companies today that will be coming together in support of the foundation's Open Virtualization Alliance for pushing KVM.
11 February 2014 - Linux Foundation
The crew behind Xen Orchestra have announced the release of XO 3 "Clarinet" as the latest work on their web GUI to the XenServer and XAPI.
7 February 2014 - Xen Orchestra 3 - 1 Comment
The latest pull request for the Linux 3.14 kernel merge window are a second serving of Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) changes.
29 January 2014 - Kernel-based Virtual Machine
Kernel-side support for Xen PVH is landing with the Linux 3.14 kernel. The para-virtualized hardware extension support takes advantage of modern Intel and AMD CPUs.
22 January 2014 - Xen PVH - 1 Comment
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
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
Thomas Hellstrom of VMware sent in their first pull request today of "vmwgfx" driver changes for the Linux 3.14 kernel, but it looks like the best is yet to come.
13 January 2014 - Device Update - 1 Comment
Xen 4.4 is scheduled to be released one month from now and when the release happens of the popular industry-backed open-source virtualization hypervisor there will be a good deal of new features.
22 December 2013 - Xen 4.4
Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk at Oracle has re-posted the Xen PVH patches for the Linux kernel as he seeks to get support for para-virtualized hardware extensions into the Linux kernel.
13 December 2013 - Xen Para-Virtualized Hardware Extensions - 1 Comment
As expected, the stable release of QEMU 1.7.0 has met the world.
28 November 2013 - QEMU 1.7.0
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
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 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
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
VMware's "vmwgfx" virtual GPU graphics driver has received support for PRIME buffer sharing -- the underlying Linux feature that has allowed Optimus-like features.
14 November 2013 - VMWgfx PRIME - 2 Comments
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