Towards a standard virtualization interface

Linux 2.6.21 was just released, including the VMI virtualization interface. Are we going towards virtualization everywhere? You bet! Not that I feel particularly good about the Linux going tickless, another thing that will certainly reserve some surprises under virtualization. Oh well...

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x86 emulation on IBM Power

IBM released beta software allowing x86 applications to run on System p machines (with Power processors), under the brilliant name "System p Application Virtual Environment"... This is another use for Quicktransit, also known to Mac users as Rosetta (Apple has a better taste for names than IBM, in my opinion, and on mascots as well...). … Continue reading x86 emulation on IBM Power