Linux Desktop Virtualization Shootout
Posted on: 04/15/2010 09:59 AM
Kernel News posted a Linux Desktop Virtualization Shootout
Computer Virtualization has many uses, from increasing server capacity and reducing power consumption to making it easier to test and develop software or to simply run a different Operating System on your computer. Virtualization has become an important aspect of the functionality of todays computers and computer Operating Systems. Many that are new to Linux or new to Virtualization often are overwhelmed by the number of Virtualization options the Linux Desktop has and often ask: "What Virtualization Solution is best suited for my needs". This article will hopefully answer this question and others like it.Linux Desktop Virtualization Shootout
Linux Virtualization has come along way in the past few years. New Virtualization Solutions have been released while some have been discontinued or simply haven't been worked on in the past few years. For instance, KVM and Xen are somewhat new on the scene (Xen was first released in 2003 and KVM in 2007), while virtualization projects like Plex86 haven't been updated in years, even commercial products like Win4Lin are no longer available as a Desktop Product.