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Re: OT: Xen

  • From: Chris Adams
  • Date: Mon Apr 03 09:35:54 2006

Once upon a time, Todd Vierling <[email protected]> said:
> Xen is not, however, backed with
> extensive commercial support (XenSource is still evolving at the moment),

Red Hat has announced that the next rev of their commercial OS offering,
RHEL 5, will include Xen as a major component.

> lacks easy integration into popular UI/control-panel products, and requires
> special kernels for the contained OS's (not such a big deal in practice).

With the right CPUs (late model Intel only at the moment), you can run
an OS unmodified with a little higher overhead.  This means you can run
Windows on the same box as Linux on the same box as *BSD, all at the
same time.  Later this year, AMD's CPUs will add a similar (but
different) extension.

Chris Adams <[email protected]>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.