Back in May a security vulnerability went public that let VMs escape QEMU's security and gain access to the host via an issue in QEMU's virtual floppy disk driver code. Another QEMU security issue is going public today.
In the past we've written about Eltechs' ExaGear Desktop software that claims to be 4.5x faster than QEMU and allows x86 Windows/Linux programs to run on ARM. The company has sent over their latest benchmark results of their latest performance claims.
The Xen Orchestra team announced this week their next big release: Xen Orchestra 4.0. Xen Orchestra 4.0 has been in development for over nine months now and is codenamed Double Bass.
Since last year Canonical has been developing the new LXD hypervisor. As implied by the name, LXD is derived from the success of LXC.
The latest high-profile security vulnerability affecting open-source software and impacting mass amounts of systems worldwide is dubbed VENOM.
The third beta to VirtualBox 5.0 is now available. VirtualBox 5.0 is a big step forward to Oracle's virtualization software and adds PV support to Windows/Linux guests, XHCI controller support for USB 3.0 devices, bi-directional drag-and-drop to guests, and more.
Available today is virt-manager 1.2.0 for managing KVM, Xen, and LXC virtualization using libvirt.
QEMU 2.3 was officially released today as the latest major release for this important component to the open-source Linux virtualization stack.
While full DynTicks support has been part of the mainline Linux kernel for quite a while, it's now become possible to use it with KVM guest virtual machines.
Just two weeks after VirtualBox 5.0 showed the first signs of life, VirtualBox 5.0 Beta 2 is now available.
For users of QEMU as part of their Linux virtualization that wish to test out the very latest features, the QEMU 2.3-rc2 development release is now available.
Oracle engineers have done an April Fool's Day release of the first development version of VirtualBox 5.0.
Following last week's QEMU 2.3-rc0 release, out today is 2.3-RC1 with over 100 changes in the past few days.
QEMU 2.3 is nearing its release and on Tuesday the first release candidate (2.3.0-rc0) was released in encouraging testing for this important piece of the Linux virtualization stack.
David Airlie at Red Hat continues to be working on Virgil3D for providing 3D/OpenGL acceleration to KVM/QEMU guests.
The Software Freedom Conservancy has today announced a lawsuit against VMware for failing to comply with the GPL on Linux.
Paolo Bonzini has sent in the KVM pull request for the Linux 3.20 kernel and it includes some interesting changes and features for this important piece of the open-source Linux virtualization stack.
It's been a long time since last hearing of any major innovations or improvements to VirtualBox, the VM software managed by Oracle since their acquisition of Sun Microsystems. Is there any hope left for a revitalized VirtualBox?
It's been a while since VMware last put down an updated xf86-video-vmware DDX driver update for use with their virtualization software. That changed, however, with today marking the release of xf86-video-vmware 13.1.0.
Xen 4.5 was released yesterday with many new features and improvements to existing functionality.
QEMU 2.2 was just released last month while already for QEMU 2.3 is a long list of changes.
The latest quarterly update to XenGT for Intel Graphics Virtualization Technology is now available that allows providing a complete vGPU solution with mediated GPU pass-through.
The latest interesting open-source project written in Google's Go programming language is called Novm. Novm is a legacy-free, type-2 hypervisor.
Parallels Inc has realized they've been wrong for the past decade of not committing to the open-source development model in full for Parallels Cloud Server with OpenVZ being neglected as a result. However, in 2015 that shall change.
The start of the virtualization related changes for the Linux 3.19 kernel merge window have been published.
Today is certainly a very exciting day for nearly all Linux users as covered in the Phoronix articles today. The latest good news is for server and virtualization users with the release of the slightly delayed QEMU 2.2.
Intel's KVMGT project is about providing full GPU virtualization for KVM.
QEMU 2.2 is due out on Friday while out now is 2.2-rc4.
Version 3.6 of XenOrchestra, an open-source web interface to the Xen Server, is now available with various additions.
QEMU 2.2-rc3 was released today but there's still a few release-critical bugs that will warrant an unscheduled release candidate and thus push back the official QEMU 2.2 version, hopefully only by a few days.
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