"Why is it that the U.S. Government always releases a slew of
RFPs just before Thanksgiving? I've been swamped working on
proposals since the third week of November, but we got the last one
submitted just before Christmas so it's back to normal (or what
passes for normal around here) for a while.
"I thought I'd take this relatively quiet period to do a quickie
comparison between a couple of virtualization tools: QEMU and
Oracle's VirtualBox. For the comparison I chose to install virtual
guest instances of Ubuntu 10.10 desktop from a downloaded copy of
the iso. The host system is an AMD 64-bit machine that is also
running Ubuntu 10.10 desktop. Here's the kernel version of the host
at the time of this writing: 2.6.35-24-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Thu
Dec 2 02:41:37 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux. I used VirtualBox 4.0 for
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