Which numpty decided to use an "acronym" already in established use in the computing arena?
Canonical has confirmed it will use Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) as its primary virtualisation software in its latest Ubuntu Linux server release. The firm's virtualisation main man Soren Hansen, speaking in the weekly Ubuntu newsletter, said he tested the various options available including Xen, OpenVZ, QEmu+kqemu, and …
"I thought I was going mad..
KVM has always been Keyboard, Video, Mouse"
In Virtualisation Fields, that is all that you need to Change/ReArrange the Picture and as befits the Quantum Nature of the Change, Kernel-based Virtual Machine also has Controls.
But Windows has its own clone, Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server with Team Explorer, albeit floating in Microsoft like a Marie Celeste with no Pirate Crew to land ITs Booty/Sail the Seven Seas in IT Heaven.
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How is it then that I've been running 32-bit Linux and 32-bit Windows in KVM running in my 64-bit Fedora 8?
Sadly, I don't think either KVM or Xen matches Virtual PC on Windows yet.
As for running FreeBSD on Xen (I've not tried it on KVM yet), just run this google, it's still a current problem:
I've been running Debian and Windows Server, virtualised, on the same hardware that gave me much grief with xen and KVM and most particularly, libvirt. I was hoping the stuff Ubuntu had used until now was going to provide a viable alternative.