January 8, 2007

Special report: Virtualization on Linux

Author: Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier

If anything is going to be big in 2007, it'll be virtualization -- the ability to run multiple virtual resources and operating systems in a single physical environment -- so we thought it would be fitting to start 2007 off with a special report on the topic. For this series, we're going to be looking at desktop and server virtualization solutions that run the gamut from OS-level virtualization to full virtualization.

We're starting the series with Marc Abramowitz's look at Installing Linux-VServer, which, among other things, offers a concise explanation of paravirtualization versus full virtualization.

Over the next few days, we'll also look at VMware's Workstation and VMware Player, virtualization in the Linux kernel, User-Mode Linux, OpenVZ, and more. Of course, we've also looked at virtualization in the past -- in 2006 we covered VMware Server, Virtuozzo, Linux-VServer, VMware Player, and other virtualization solutions. We'll also continue to cover virtualization throughout 2007 as new products are released.

If you have a comment about this special report, or a suggestion for future coverage, drop us a line or leave us a comment. We'd like to hear what you have to say about the series and what you'd like to see covered in the future. Also feel free to talk about your own experiences with virtualization, how you're using it, what you're using, and recommendations for other readers.

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