An Easy Way to Transfer Data From A Linux Based Virtual Machine to Windows Host(And Vice Versa)

In my previous post, I’d mentioned about Virtualization – what it is, how useful it is to test new softwares, distros etc. Now while working in your virtual machine, you’d obviously save some data – do some wordprocessing, or compatibility testing of your programs, just to name some, all this would mean that the data…

Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire innotek

Sun Microsystems is on a major Open Source Acquistion spree. First it was it’s MySQL acquisition, now it’s moved on to acquire innotek. For those who’re still wondering who or what innotek is, innotek is the developer of the hugely popular Virtualizer, VirtualBox. According to Sun’s Press Release Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced that it…

Virtualization Concepts And Basics For Dummies

Virtualization is a concept most likely you will be familiar of. Take an example. Consider PSCX. It’s an emulator, which allows you you to play PS2 games on a PC right? That’s basically virtualization at work. Virtualization is a fancy name for emulation. Virtualization software allows you to virtualize a machine, create a “virtual” PC…

Torvalds on where Linux is heading in 2008

In an interview with the IT news magazine, InformationWeek Linus Torvalds speaks on where Linux is heading in 2008. He says that he is very gung-ho about solid-state drives, expects progress in graphics and wireless networking, and says the operating system is strong in virtualization despite his personal lack of interest in the area. Here’s…

Stable Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Released

Linus has tagged the final release of kernel 2.6.23. Grab a copy from kernel.org and give it a run through if you’ve been waiting on features, which includes the new, better, fairer CFS process scheduler, a simpler read-ahead mechanism, the lguest ‘Linux-on-Linux’ paravirtualization hypervisor, XEN guest support, KVM smp guest support, variable process argument length,…