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Wanted: A Virtual Machine OS

May 20, 2011, 13:01 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

[ Thanks to Ken Hess for this link. ]

"Linux Community Entry: Linux Virtual OS 1.0: Sure, Linux already has many of the features described in my science fiction version of Windows above but there's still room for improvement. Canonical will most likely cross the finish line first in the Linux Virtual OS race, bringing us the easiest and most secure version of the Linux virtual operating system.

"Standard fare for the Linux Virtual OS are dynamically expanding disks, remote desktop services so that users can use universal clients to connect to Linux and Windows systems. Of course, they'll come standard with an SSH server and a fast, journaling filesystem. The Linux Virtual OS will be fully hypervisor aware, ship with a limited set of hardware drivers and support all of the major hypervisors.

"A server installation should install in less than 2GB of space and a desktop system in less than 5GB.

"Yes, there's less to say about Linux as a virtual machine OS because it has a shorter path to virtual machine perfection than Windows does."

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