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Virtualization News Archives

Oracle Already Puts Out VirtualBox 4.2 RC1

Less than two weeks after VirtualBox 4.2 Beta 1, Oracle's German office has released the first release candidate of VirtualBox 4.2.
14 August 2012 - VirtualBox 4.2 - 3 Comments

Features Coming Up For Xen 4.2 Virtualization

Xen 4.2 will be released in the near future for this one of the leading virtualization platforms available for Linux. Xen 4.2 is packing in a number of new features.
14 August 2012 - Xen 5.2 - 5 Comments

Dell Talks Linux Virtualization Tips

Dell has written a guest post on Phoronix with some Linux virtualization tips.
6 August 2012 - A Few Words - 10 Comments

VMware Has VMCI Ready For The Linux Kernel

VMware is preparing to push VMCI support into the mainline Linux kernel.
27 July 2012 - Mainline - 2 Comments

KVM-QEMU Provides Support For USB 3.0

QEMU 1.1 provides experimental support for USB 3.0 devices, which provides higher transfer through-put rates while sometimes at a lower CPU usage rate.
16 July 2012 - KVM Virtualization

Xen Virtualization On ARM Hits New Milestone

With the ongoing work to better enable virtualization support for the ARM architecture under Linux, the developers working on Xen enablement have reached a new milestone.
4 July 2012 - Xen Virt - 4 Comments

Using USB Redirection With QEMU/KVM

For those not up to speed on the latest features for Linux virtualization when using QEMU/KVM, there is support since for USB device redirection over the network for virtual machines.
2 July 2012 - Feature

VMware Preps To Push More Mainline Kernel Code

To further enhance the Linux virtualization experience with VMware products, the company is preparing to push the Virtual Machine Communication Interface and VMCI Sockets into the mainline Linux kernel.
16 May 2012 - Linux Kernel - 16 Comments

Setting Up A Xen Graphics Card Pass-Through

For those wanting to setup a Xen VGA pass-through configuration whereby your host graphics card can be controlled by a guest operating system, like Windows within Linux, here's a guide how to setup this interesting feature.
23 March 2012 - How-To - 15 Comments

VMware's Linux 3D Guest Driver Is Ready

The xf86-video-vmware 12.0 driver was officially released yesterday, which now means all of the components needed for 3D Linux guest acceleration are now available and stable.
9 March 2012 - Officially Released - 33 Comments

VMware Virtual GPU Driver Gets Fake Page-Flipping

After thoroughly testing the VMware graphics driver stack yesterday and providing benchmarks, there's some new "vmwgfx" developments to report on.
11 February 2012 - vmwgfx

oVirt Manages Its First Release

oVirt, the open-source virtualization infrastructure and management platform, just had its first release.
10 February 2012 - oVirt

Talk Of A Brand New API For KVM Virtualization

A discussion has been started about a next-generation API for Linux KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization.
5 February 2012 - Next-Gen

VMware's New Graphics Architecture Is Shaping Up

VMware's overhauled Linux graphics driver stack is shaping up and coming together nicely in time for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which will allow for 2D/3D guest acceleration within virtualized guest machines.
14 January 2012 - vmwgfx - 4 Comments

VMware Merges "vmwgfx_branch" To Master

Here's a heck of a Christmas present if you happen to be a VMware customer and use their virtualization software with Linux guests where the desktop experience is important: vmwgfx_branch has finally been merged to master! This merge touches over 16,000 lines of code in their X.Org graphics driver.
21 December 2011 - HELL YES! - 12 Comments

A Second Release Of GNOME Boxes Is Boxed Up

A second development release of GNOME Boxes is now available. GNOME Boxes is an in-development virtual machine management application.
21 December 2011 - Virtualization - 1 Comment

QEMU 1.0 Officially Released With Many Features

Just as expected, QEMU 1.0 was officially released this week. QEMU 1.0 offers up some new features in the virtualization world.
2 December 2011 - New Version - 5 Comments

The Cause Of The Xen Linux Performance Issues

Recently I published some controversial benchmark results of the Xen performance on the Linux 3.0 kernel compared to bare-metal and KVM virtualization along with noting awkward Linux power management when using Xen. The results were valid and have now been confirmed by Xen developers and they have narrowed down the cause of the serious performance issues.
1 December 2011 - ACPI - 2 Comments

Xen Virtualization Comes To ARM Cortex A15

Citrix has brought the Xen hypervsior to the ARM Cortex A15, which uses the ARMv7 virtualization extensions.
30 November 2011 - Supported

Kernel Mode-Setting Driver Comes To VirtualBox

It looks like an upcoming advancement to Oracle VM VirtualBox is support for a kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver.
26 November 2011 - KMS Support - 2 Comments

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