back to article QEMU brings back its one-OS-a-day virtual advent calendar

Open source type 2 hypervisor QEMU has brought back its advent calendar. The project offers daily festive downloads of a new disk image for you to run under QEMU, with a new image made available every day from December 1st to the 24th. The calendar previously appeared in 2018, 2016 and 2014, and typically features disk images …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Oddly, story did not contain a link to it... here it is:

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Re: Link

      The project announcement was linked in the penultimate paragraph, though to make it more obvious, I've now linked directly to the calendar at the start of the article.

      Don't forget to email if you spot anything weird -- we can fix it right away.


      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Link

        Thanks gents! Keep the great content flowing.

  2. Down not across

    Love it! Thanks QEMU!

    I loved the previous QEMU advent calendars. Fun stuff, and is nice trip down memory lane. Brilliant stuff!

    1. Blackjack Silver badge

      Re: Love it! Thanks QEMU!

      Yeah is very nice.

  3. werdsmith Silver badge

    Would be great if QEMU was on a par with VirtualBox. Seems VirtualBox is practically the only game in town, shame it carries the Larry spike.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Emulation vs Virtualization

      Virtual box only does PCs.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I think QEMU exceeds VirtualBox in pretty much every way these days, for example VirtualBox can't do PCI-E passthrough. I run windows in a VM with a geforce gtx1070 passed through so I play games and run linux as my main desktop without having to worry about terrible nvidia linux drivers or games not working on wine or having to reboot my system.

      1. Neoc

        <sigh> At some point in time I really need to bite the bullet and learn about Hypervisors and their pros/cons.

        1. Sir Bignose

          turtles all the way down

          1. Tom 7

            The trouble with turtles all the way down is one day someone discovers turtle soup.

      2. Michael Wojcik Silver badge

        I need to give QEMU a try. I use VirtualBox (carefully kept free of the Extensions with their "Oracle now owns your soul" license) occasionally when I want a VM locally rather than just using one of the many on our network, and it does the job, but it never hurts to give alternatives a spin. This advent calendar and the seasonal time off might be my excuse. (Though any time off is typically preempted by my granddaughters, whose requirements expand to fit available resources. It's the Mythical Grandmonth.)

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