The Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin provides an interesting twist on the most cutting-edge Windows machines from Dell, Hewlett-Packard, and others: they're all running Linux.
No, he's not talking about dual-boot systems. (OK, kind of.) Instead he's talking about "fast boot," which an increasing number of computer manufacturers are delivering via Linux-based solutions from DeviceVM and others. Resource hound that it is, Microsoft apparently needs some help from Linux getting started from the once "cancerous" Linux.
What does this mean for Linux? First it means that Linux is more central to … Read more
Jensen has a knack of packing lots of as-standard features into its aftermarket in-dash car systems and the VM9022HDN, on show at this year's CES 2008, is no exception. The double-DIN sized device supports nearly every mainstream audio source available including HD Radio, iPods, discs (CD, MP3, WMA), SD cards, USB drives, and--with the addition of an add-on module--Satellite Radio. For video, the system supports DVD video, which is reproduced on its 6.5-inch wide-screen display. The VM9022HDN is also an out-of-the box GPS navigation device programmable via its touch-screen display.
And the beat goes on.
Sun Microsystems' xVM virtualization efforts is getting louder and louder.
Sun's xVM is its Solaris-based version of the Xen open-source hypervisor project. Sun's xVM aims to allow x86 servers to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single computer, in a move toward increased flexibility and data center efficiency. xVM also relies on Sun's Solaris operating system, while Xen primarily uses Linux.
Then in October, Sun executives expanded the scope and geography of that message, … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--Sun Microsystems, a longtime participant in the Xen open-source hypervisor project, has named its Solaris-based offshoot xVM, short for x86 Virtual Machine.
"Because Xen is trademarked, we don't want to call the code we've implemented Xen," said Marc Hamilton, Sun's vice president of Solaris marketing, on Wednesday. It works only on computers with x86 chips such as Intel's Xeon; those with Sun's newer UltraSparc processors use an equivalent technology called logical domains, or LDoms.
Virtualization, blossoming as a technology foundation for x86 servers, lets a single computer run multiple operating systems simultaneously … Read more