Wanted: A Virtual Machine OS

Posted by khess on May 19, 2011 8:10 PM EDT
ZDNet Virtualization Blog; By Ken Hess
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The time has come for software vendors to deliver virtualization-optimized operating systems.

Currently, you create virtual machines (VMs) using standard operating system (OS) installation media. You use the same Windows DVDs, Linux CDs and DVDs or ISO files for installing VMs that you do for installing physical systems. Sure, a VM can do almost anything a physical system can do but shouldn’t we have the option of using a fully-optimized virtual machine OS? An operating system specially formulated to play well on a hypervisor. Be it Windows, Linux, Solaris, Mac OS or some other ill-conceived lump of bits and bytes, a true virtual machine OS is what we want.

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