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Xen vs. KVM: The Linux Foundation’s Small-Minded View of Virtualization

Apr 20, 2009, 12:32 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brad Moczik)

[ Thanks to Frank Fish for this link. ]

"What really annoys me, though, is the The Foundation's attitude towards virtualization. Take this comment from a Linux coder at IBM, which didn't come from The Foundation's Summit, but pretty much sum's up its general philosophy:

""I trust Linux to run on my dvd player, my laptop, and to run on the servers that manage my 401k. Is virtualization so much harder than every other problem in the industry that Linux is somehow incompatible of doing it well on its own? Of course not. Virtualization is actually quite simple compared to things like real-time."

"Wow. If Microsoft has ever been criticized for trying to make Windows do everything, then The Foundation should be criticized ten-fold since they're doing the same thing but under the auspices of being a "non-profit consortium.""

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