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Saturday, June 18, 2005
Red Hat virtually supports Xen:
Fedora Core 4 released with Xen. Future versions of Fedora will probably be driven by a new Fedora Foundation rather than Red Hat corporate. Plus, here's a tutorial about Xen on SuSe
. 9:22:53 AM
VMware Technology Network (VMTN) for Developers: VMware aims to be a platform for software distribution and development. As John Sequeira recognized years ago, software can be delivered better in vm's (especially open source software). "Pre-built application environments in VMware virtual machines.. [are now] available for download to any software developer. Industry-leading software vendors BEA Systems, MySQL AB, Novell, Oracle and Red Hat are among the first to distribute their software in virtual machines. Entire application environments can be pre-installed, pre-configured and "saved" within a best-practice virtual machine. Developers can eliminate many of the traditional stumbling blocks associated with testing, evaluating and deploying new software by using these pre-built applications within virtual machines."
Also announced: VMTN Subscription for a suite of most VMware products with support and upgrades priced at $299 per developer per year.
FreeNX and NoMachine: Fast and secure remote desktop system, like VNC or LTSP but faster and with many features:
- Runs single applications remotely
- Carries sound as well as screen and keyboard
- Has many clients - Linux, Solaris, Windows, Mac OS/X, PXE, Mozilla
- Can servers for several OS and can proxy to extend VNC and Windows Terminal Server
- Tight compression for fast service over dialup
- Uses SSL for end-to-end encryption
- Easy to install and demo in Knoppix
(As always, John's got the scoop...) 8:32:47 AM