Virtual Box 4.0 First Look...

In case you missed it Sun Oracle Virtual Box 4.0 has been released.  We here at Linuxinstall.net have been a huge fan for sometime.  Brian even uses it to host a firewall.  The 3.x stream of development has been stable and easy to use.  We are doing some long term tests and will probably be releasing a review of some of the top virtualization options later this year.  We found a nice first look to hold you over until then over at linux-mag.com.  Ken Hess gives a quick run down and concludes that you will want to give it a try but you should probably wait to put it in production until later this spring when they have some of the remaining bugs worked out.  It's a short article and a good read so go check it out.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.

Episode 31 -Linux and a virtualized world...

Running Time: 0:54:30
1) Introduction

2) News
    Centeralized Logging

    Is Corporate America Letting Desktop Linux die on the vine?
    Are we over the hill?  Have we peaked?  Will our pay only go down from here?

3) Topic of the night
    Our thoughts on how to virtualize your environment

4) Conclusion

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Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.