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[News] Virtual Iron Has New Release, Has Free Software Competitors

  • Subject: [News] Virtual Iron Has New Release, Has Free Software Competitors
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:31:25 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Virtual Iron's v4 takes on VMware, XenSource

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| Virtual Iron Software Inc. of Lowell, Mass., has upped the revision number of 
| its eponymous virtualization platform to version 4. The latest version builds 
| on the 64-bit Xen 3.1 open source code from XenSource Inc.., integrating 
| support for Novell  SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 kernel and 
| drivers, offering a new management console, and adding new 
| physical-to-virtual (P2V) and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) migration 
| capabilities.      


VMware and Parallels are Fine, but what about Free Virtualization Software for
the Mac?

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| VirtualBox 1.5 adds a number of new features such as seamless windowing mode 
| where the windows of a VM directly integrate with your Linux or Windows 
| desktop - making VirtualBox the first product to offer this support on the 
| Windows and Linux platforms.   



VirtualBox 1.5 puts Windows windows on a Linux desktop

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| or the first time, the new version now displays the guest's windows 
| seamlessly on the host system's desktop instead of showing the guest system's 
| complete desktop in its own window.  


VirtualBox 1.5 released with seamless Windows integration

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| The second screenshot shows that even Windows’ task bar is embedded into the 
| Linux system.  


VirtualBox Making Waves as Open Source Virtualization Platform

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| The youngest virtualization player to enter the x86 virtualization market 
| is Innotek. And the company has recently announced a new release of its 
| product, VirtualBox version 1.4.0, for Windows and Linux.   


Fedora 7 screenshot gallery

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| 33 screenshots from the installation to the desktop all made with the 
| help of Virtualbox.


VirtualBox 1.4.0 adds cool new features

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| As promised at CeBIT 2007, InnoTek has released version 1.4.0 
| of its VirtualBox virtualization software. Despite the modest 
| increase in the version number, the new release boasts a few 
| new features as well as a host of tweaks and behind-the-scenes 
| improvements.



InnoTek VirtualBox [Mini Review]

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| Overall I am impressed with the performance and features of InnoTek
| Virtual Box. The performance wasn't as impressive as it was with
| Parallel's desktop but it was better than the performance I got with
| VMware Fusion.


VirtualBox installation screenshots

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| VirtualBox is an opensource virtualization software, it has a nice
| graphical interface like VMWare, and which is a lack of QEMU, recently 
| (march, 14th) it has released its version this is what their site says
| about VirtualBox.


VirtualBox 1.3.8 Released

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| Mar 14, 2007. InnoTek today announced that it has released a maintenance 
| update to VirtualBox, bringing it to version 1.3.8. A large number of 
| corrections and improvements have been made, addressing requests from both 
| commercial customers and community members. The list of supported Linux 
| systems has further increased with the addition of custom installation 
| packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4) and Mandriva 2007.1.


How Microsoft bought out its rival:

Heady Days for Virtual Systems

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| The former Microsoft Latest News about Microsoft general manager is
| now vice president of XenSource, a Palo Alto, Calif., virtualization 
| company with a growing outpost in Redmond, Wash.


What the XenSource deal says about open source

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| This is what Citrix is paying for. That and a close relationship with 
| Microsoft that looks likely to get closer. “We will be building dynamic 
| virtualization services and management tools on top of Viridian,” Levine 
| added. “We will build the same set of products we’ve built on top of Xen for 
| Viridian. We’ve already hired a team to go do that up in Redmond.”    
| While Citrix maintained it will continue support for the Xen project, this 
| deal is not about a proprietary vendor getting open source religion. It's 
| about grabbing an emerging player in a rapidly expanding sector of the 
| market.   


Does Citrix Have A Chance Against VMware In Virtualization?

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| “VMware will probably not be able to maintain its extreme domination in the 
| server virtualization market forever,” Kumar writes, “but there is not other 
| realistic competition right now. Microsoft is far behind and everybody else, 
| including XenSource, is a speck on the horizon.”   


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