Home > Linux > Linux Virtually Ready for the Data Center Linux Virtually Ready for the Data Center Eugenia Loli 2005-03-29 Linux 11 Comments New start-up efforts and maturing commercial and open-source projects promise to make virtualization more powerful and ubiquitous for Linux and the x86 platform. Also, 64 reasons to opt for Linux. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 11 Comments 2005-03-29 7:58 pm Anonymous This article was written in 2003. Doesn’t anyone check these submissions? 2005-03-29 8:00 pm Anonymous only the second one was in 2003, the first one is fresh, it seems they were submitted together. 2005-03-29 8:10 pm Anonymous Yeah old article and filled with Linux FUD pass. 2005-03-29 11:11 pm Anonymous Shouldn’t this headline have something like the Startup or Grassroots Linux operating system too? Just how successful does something have to be to stop say it is ALMOST, or ON ITS WAY… 2005-03-29 11:28 pm Anonymous But don’t you know?! This year is the year of Linux on the desktop!1!1!!11 Just like last year … and the year before that … and the year before that … ah hell, every year is the year of Linux on the desktop! It’s *that* good. 2005-03-30 12:27 am Anonymous did anyone actually read the article referred to by the title? It’s about VM technologies on linux and their potential effect on data center computing. No mention about the readiness of desktop linux. the reference to being “virtually” ready was a play on words. man… i never help the commentary, but things have gotten pretty bad on this forum. i need to learn to read the article and skip the commentary. 2005-03-30 2:20 am Anonymous This kind of “virtualization” functionality has been available for years. Not to mention, most of these technologies are not bound to Linux. I love how people try to pass off existing technology from other operating systems as innovation on Linux. 2005-03-30 2:25 am Anonymous This crap makes no sense. If Linux is *almost* ready for anything, why the heck do most big web sites use it, most supercomputers, many many many backroom file servers. Linux is more popular than most think, at least to us IT guys who actually like technology, not afraid of it’s magical scariness. It’s Not always used in an official sense, but I find a use for Linux in most every computer related position I’ve worked. (Not when I was a line cook, 140 degree kitchens tend to fry processors) Linux makes a nice VPN and is just a handy tool when trying to bridge networks Reliably, Easily with a low low screw with it weekly to keep it running factor. Great for a quick webserver, or simply to setup a version control system for those not in the know. Nothing rivals Linux in terms of maintainability, assuming a competent administrator. Linux IS ready IS used ubiquitously, whether the bean counters who write some of these articles are aware of or not. 2005-03-30 2:29 am Anonymous Didn’t read the article. Heh. . . I did read an article not long ago that did do what I said above, but , well, I resisted ranting then, and, these things have a way of borrowing into the brain. Subconsciously to arise at any sort of similarly worded provocation to the result of the Computer Geek Rant. My most sincere apologies. 2005-03-30 12:11 pm Anonymous HAHA The dateline on the first article is 4/1/2005 (two days in the future). A view of things to come? 2005-03-31 2:31 pm Anonymous “This kind of ‘virtualization’ functionality has been available for years.” Uhm.. duh? Doesn’t anyone RTFA before replying? “While virtualization technology is very mature in mainframes and proprietary Unix servers, the Intel architecture and Linux are just now supplying standardized mechanisms to make virtualization commonplace.” -the FA The article is about whether or not virtualization on Linux is as robust as it is on Unix, used as a way to measuer how ready Linux is (or is not). No claims about it being something invented for Linux.