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What’s GNU in Virtualization

Article Source Linux Magazine
November 16, 2009, 5:19 pm

Taking a new operating system for a spin is easier than ever before with virtualization software but when that software is free, it’s even better. There are virtualization choices for all tastes listed here. For those of you who prefer hypervisor-based virtualization, I urge you to try Xen or Proxmox. If you’re into high performance, container-based OpenVZ wins the prize. Red Hat’s enterprise-level virtualization solution, KVM, delivers incredible performance for a full virtualization solution. And, for you desktop-level virtualization converts, VirtualBox dishes out performance and a gaggle of high-end features.

All virtualization software in this week’s article is released under the GPL-specifically GPL version 2. Software released under the GPL is free. Free, under the GPL, means that you have the freedom to use, examine, change, redistribute and even sell the software as your own...

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