"This is not trivial. Oracle VDI is not just a hypervisor that
stores virtual PC images and runs them on server iron. It also
includes a session-management layer (including a MySQL database to
store PC configuration data and links to Active Directory or LDAP
for user authentication) as well as Sun Ray session management and
RDP client management software out on the desktop access layer. All
three had to be ported to Oracle Linux, which is itself a clone of
Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
"In addition to supporting Oracle Linux 5.5 on the host servers,
Oracle is now supporting the latest releases of Solaris, Windows,
and Linux as guest operating systems on virtual PC slices. In its
announcement, Oracle gave a special shout-out to Canonical's Ubuntu
11.04, but clearly other Linuxes and a slew of Windows variants are
supported, as well."