This is the first beta release of Mandrakelinux 10.2 for PowerPC. Also, Red Hat’s next product for Linux enthusiasts is slated to support two significant new features, the first for IBM’s Power processor and the second for software that lets the same computer run multiple operating systems simultaneously.
Mandrake Linux 10.2-b1-PPC; PowerPC support for Red Hat Linux
2005-02-17 Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris 9 Comments
The software that allows Fedore Core 4 to add support for multiple operating systems, called Xen, requires that an operating system be modified to support it. This implies that Windows will not be compatible with it. Customers may prefer commercial solutions like virtual machine due to this limitation of Xen.
Part of that effort will be the first-ever Fedora User and Developer Conference–FUDcon–
There are a couple of regular OSNews posters who should consider attending FUDCon!.
” Customers may prefer commercial solutions like virtual machine due to this limitation of Xen.”
this has never been the goal of xen. xen allows you to run multiple instances of the same OS very effectively. it also supports linux and netbsd with freebsd work in progress.
so even with this limitation xen is pretty useful. its is not a 1 to 1 replacement for pure virtualisation stuff like vmware thou.you can use bochs there
this has never been the goal of xen.
I don’t think the article implied that. Just that Xen has some limitations and customers may opt for something else.
> due to this limitation of Xen.
No limitation here. It’s a license problem. Windows does not allow it.
if freedos was (or maybe already is???) ported to xen would this be a better way to play dos games than using the uber-slow dosbox (which would still be relevant for non-x86 platforms)… or is dos such a beast that is incompatible with being ported to xen?
Just run dosemu. It uses freedos already. The best way to use it for games is to run it in a virtual console, not through X; install it, configure it properly, then run dosemu -V from a vconsole. Works great for me, it plays the original Doom .exes at full frame rate, which is a pretty hard test (and dosbox can’t do it).
Is Xen similar to FreeBSD JAIL ?? Just curious 🙂
I am very glad to see the PPC side of Linux expanding again it seemed it had stalled for a while but now we have some very up to date distros to choose from.