Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 19th Dec 2008 07:48 UTC, submitted by rjamorim
Oracle and SUN Sun just released xVM VirtualBox 2.1.0, a major update with several new features, among them: better 64-bit support, hardware-assisted virtualization on MacOS, OpenGL 3D acceleration, easier networking on Windows and Linux, emulated SCSI controllers and full VMDK/VHD support including snapshots.
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... Impressive improvment... but
by gilboa on Fri 19th Dec 2008 14:07 UTC
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... Having recently switched a large number of machines from VMWare Server (I greatly dislike the v2.x) to KVM and having evaluated VBOX 2.0 as an alternative I was disappointed by the lack of SMP guest support (Compared to KVM's huge-SMP support) and the somewhat mediocre networking support (Especially compared to VMWare).

Hopefully Sun will address these issues in VBOX 3.
(Nothing beats allocating 6 NIC's and 8 CPUs to VM on a 24 core server...)

- Gilboa

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