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KernelTrap: Xen 2.0 Released

Nov 07, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Ian Pratt announced the official release of Xen 2.0, 'the open-source Virtual Machine Monitor.' The project's FAQ explains, 'Xen can securely execute multiple virtual machines, each running its own OS, on a single physical system with close-to-native performance.' Their performance page offers some comparisons of Xen to native Linux, as well as to two other virtualization projects, VMware and User-Mode Linux [story]. Xen will currently run both the 2.4 Linux kernel [forum] and the 2.6 Linux kernel, as well as NetBSD. Support for running FreeBSD and Plan9 is scheduled to be added within the next few weeks..."

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