Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 8th Feb 2008 22:49 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Heading in a different direction from its main rivals, Ubuntu Linux will use KVM as its primary virtualization software. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server both use the Xen virtualization software, a 'hypervisor' layer that lets multiple operating systems run on the same computer. In contrast, the KVM software runs on top of a version of Linux, the 'host' operating system that provides a foundation for other 'guest' operating systems to run in a virtual mode.
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robinh
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2006-12-19

FTA:
...Simon Crosby, chief technology officer of Citrix Systems' virtualization and management division, said KVM's approach is better suited to desktop machines than to servers

Whatever happened to Libvirt making it easy to choose between different virtualisation methods - I thought this was being added to Hardy?

Yet again openVZ gets ignored in these articles and discussions. OpenVZ is making it in to the mainline Kernel slowly but surely, and gives native performance without the modern hardware requirement. This is my bet for the best desktop virtualisation package.

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phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

Yet again openVZ gets ignored in these articles and discussions. OpenVZ is making it in to the mainline Kernel slowly but surely, and gives native performance without the modern hardware requirement. This is my bet for the best desktop virtualisation package.


OpenVZ doesn't provide you with virtual machines where you can run different operating systems. All the containers use the same kernel (from the host). This is closer to FreeBSD's jails or Solaris' zones.

This is nothing like Xen, KVM, VMWare, QEmu, etc.

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