Wanted: A Virtual Machine OS
May 20, 2011, 13:01 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)
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"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