Mar 11, 2010, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"The definition of virtual Linux is as fluid as the Linux
platform itself. For the desktop user, virtual Linux translates
into being able to use Linux without changing their existing
operating system. For those working with servers however, virtual
Linux can mean something very different altogether.
"In both instances, virtual Linux is fast becoming a term coined
to explain the benefits of using a virtual operating system in
place of dedicated hardware.
"...To the typical desktop user, virtual Linux is a Linux
installation that's not actually installed over their existing
operating system. These types of Linux instances come in a number
of shapes and sizes. Ranging from a LiveCD such as Knoppix down to
installations running in what is called a virtual machine. What's