Virtualisation archive

Open source virtualisation – worth the wait

May 27th, 2009 | 11 Comments » Tags: ,

Open source may have had a late start in the realm of enterprise virtualisation, but the meticulous and attentive development of this technology has led to better products in the long run. Not only is open source virtualisation now fully enterprise-ready, but it offers greater cost-savings and more flexibility that its proprietary counterparts.

Red Hat rolls out mini virtual machine

June 20th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Red Hat this week announced a new virtualisation platform that can fit onto a flash drive. The new hypervisor is called oVirt and can boot on most x86 hardware.The lightweight hypervisor will allow users to run both Linux and Microsoft Windows virtual machines. IDG reports that oVirt is based on the KVM project. oVirt is […]

Run Linux applications on Windows

May 20th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags: ,

Mandrake Linux founder Gaël Duval is back. This time he is behind the launch of a virtual Linux desktop that runs on Windows machines. Ulteo Virtual Desktop gives Windows users access to a full selection of Linux applications on their desktop.

Install VirtualBox on Ubuntu in three steps

February 20th, 2008 | 4 Comments » Tags: , ,

One of the more common suggestions from readers following the article on my personal must-have apps for Ubuntu last week was that I install some sort of virtual machine on my computer and test software that way. So, I decided to do exactly that and found that VirtualBox is not only easy to install on […]

Sun adds VirtualBox to its shopping cart

February 13th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Big hardware vendor Sun Microsystems is still on the aquisition trail. This time the company has bagged innotek, makers of open source virtalisation software VirtualBox. Buying VirtualBox is likely to be a good move for Sun as it looks to grow its virtualisation strategy. Innotek’s product was one of the last quality virtualisation products around […]