Just getting around to have a look at VirtualBox 3.1, which is yet another major update to the great free desktop virtualization from Sun Microsystems. Top 3 things to try in VirtualBox 3.1 Here are the top 3 things I personally think VirtualBox 3.1 will be popular for: Teleportation – a new term coined by [...]
Right on time, the next major VirtualBox version is released – VirtualBox 3.0.0! Major changes in VirtualBox 3.0 The two major improvements in VirtualBox 3.0 can be summed up like this: multi-processor VMs – guest SMP with up to 32 virtual CPUs (VT-x and AMD-V only) graphics improvements: Direct3D 8/9 (Windows guests only) and OpenGL [...]
Another update for VirtualBox was released yesterday: VirtualBox 2.2. OpenGL for Linux and Solaris guests If you remember, 3D acceleration was introduced for Windows XP guests in VirtualBox 2.1, and now similar functionality had been ported for Linux and Solaris VMs. A quick experiment shows almost 4x performance improvement for 3D between VirtualBox 2.1.2 and [...]
Another major release of Sun xVM VirtualBox, the 2.1.0 version, is now available for download. From the list of major improvements, I'd like to highlight comment a few.
Finally, I have the time to confirm one of the releases I've been waiting for: VirtualBox, a desktop virtualization by Sun Microsystems, turned 2.0 last week and you can download VirtualBox 2.0 right now!
Sun Microsystems has just released the maintenance update to VirtualBox product, so xVM VirtualBox 1.6.2 is available for download. Looks like version 1.6.2 is well worth the upgrade, at least for 64-bit PCs. I'm also happy to see many of Linux and Solaris host-related fixes, the stability of VirtualBox has really improved since version 1.5.
Sun Microsystems has just announced the agreement to acquire innotek, a Germany-based provider of an open source desktop virtualization software called VirtualBox.
Seeing that Sun Microsystems just entered the official VMmark results page, I thought I would share the news here and explain what VMmark is. VMmark is the first industry-standard virtualization benchmark – a free product from VMware which allows you to test the performance of your virtual environment by running various workload scenarios on your [...]
Finally, I've got a chance to try the in action. As an experiment, I've installed Windows XP inside a fully virtualized xVM domU on an OpenSolaris build 79 – please click the thumbnail to see a full screenshot.
I've just created the Sun Microsystems section on this website. A former employee of Sun and a big fan of its Solaris OS, I'm really excited to learn new virtualization solutions available and to share my findings with you. Please visit the section: Sun Microsystems. See also: Solaris xVM Desktop and Server Virtualization with Sun [...]