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[News] Evolution of GNU/Linux from Baby Steps in the 90s to the Spinning Spheres of Today

  • Subject: [News] Evolution of GNU/Linux from Baby Steps in the 90s to the Spinning Spheres of Today
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 13:54:37 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Ten plus years of Linux desktops. 

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| The next site I found covers the years from 1999 to 2003. This British Linux 
| website has taken a multitude of screenshots over this period and boy, has 
| that computer(s) been worked hard. These shots really show how, even with the 
| hardware of that time, Linux really kicked some serious gluteus maximus when 
| it comes to multi-tasking. Just as an example the below screenshot shows more 
| windows open than I have ever had as well as television and a windows game 
| running under wine.       
| [...]
| We are now coming into the home stretch with a couple of web sites with many 
| screen shots from 2008 and 2009. In those years compiz-fusion really made the 
| Linux big time with some amazing effects like this 2008 one of many from an 
| XFCE forum showing mind and picture bending effects.    


Windows is just a Linux application now, for those to whom Wine is not enough.

Fun with VirtualBox 

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| It's funny how much the Windows XP install screen resembles the blue screen 
| of death. Installing Windows takes far longer than Ubuntu. The former took me 
| around an hour or so, not counting the half hour of frustration I spent 
| calling Microsoft's automated product registration line the next day, while 
| the latter takes all of 20 minutes, if that much.    
| [...]
| VirtualBox is great for running software that isn't compatible with your 
| primary OS, and for trying out different distros as full installs rather than 
| mere live CDs. I'm having fun with it and finding it to be very useful.   



VirtualBox 3.0 released

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| Less than one week after the release of the second beta, Sun Microsystems has
| announced the release of version 3.0 of its open source VirtualBox desktop
| virtualisation application for x86 hardware. VirtualBox 3.0 is a major update
| that, in addition to a number of bug fixes and performance improvements,
| introduces several major new features.


VirtualBox 3.0.0 (released 2009-06-30)


VirtualBox 3.0 Beta 2 arrives

,----[ Quote ]
| Only one week after the first beta was released, VirtualBox developer Frank
| Mehnert has announced the availability of the second beta of version 3.0 of
| the open source desktop virtualisation application for x86 hardware. In
| addition to numerous bug fixes for the previous release, the second beta
| includes several performance improvements and fixes for SMP guests. Several
| OpenGL and Direct3D related issues and a high CPU usage issue on certain idle
| Windows guests, have also been addressed.


VirtualBox 3.0 Beta Brings SMP, OpenGL 2.0

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| Sun Microsystems has announced the first beta release of VirtualBox 3.0 Beta
| 1. The major additions to VirtualBox 3.0 so far is guest SMP (Symmetric
| Multi-Processing) support for up to 32 virtual CPUs, Windows guests now
| support Direct3D 8/9 applications and games, and there is now OpenGL 2.0
| support for Windows, Linux, and Solaris guests.


VirtualBox 2.2.4 fixes assorted bugs

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| VirtualBox is an x86 virtualisation product available under the GPL. The
| product is backed by Sun, which offers enterprise licences with support.


Virtual Nation

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| Along comes Sun’s VirtualBox (http://www.virtualbox.org/)… totally
| cross-platform (there are versions for Windows, OSX, Linux, and Solaris, and
| even has an SDK).  Totally free.  Easy to set up and use.  And extremely
| powerful.


Sun revs VirtualBox to 2.2

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| Beleaguered server and system-software maker Sun Microsystems wants to change
| the Big Blue subject big-time, if only so that someone could talk about the
| new VirtualBox 2.2 virtualization software the company is announcing on
| Wednesday.


VirtualBox Gets 3D Acceleration For Linux Guests

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| Linux guests under VirtualBox 2.2 and later can now have OpenGL acceleration
| support, permitting they are running a modified driver stack. Also introduced
| in VirtualBox 2.2 Beta 1 was OVF (Open Virtualization Format) appliance
| import and export, Hypervisor optimizations for improved performance, Intel
| VT-x and AMD-V are enabled by default on new virtual machines, and
| experimental USB support for Solaris hosts. This release also has
| experimental support for Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" host operating systems.


VirtualBox 2.1.4

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| Just after I reviewed Sun’s VirtualBox virtualization solution, the company
| released version 2.1 which added two major new features along with the usual
| assortment of bug fixes. Since the release of 2.1, there have been four minor
| releases, bringing VirtualBox up to version 2.1.4, which is the one I used
| for this updated review.


5 Reasons VirtualBox Rocks My Socks

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| Lately I've been interested in learning about a variety of the Operating
| Systems that are available today. I'm a big advocate of using the right tool
| for the job so experimenting with the latest OSes is a must in order to
| figure out the strengths and weaknesses of each. While experimentation is a
| great way to learn it can be a bit of a pain to find an old machine, format
| the hard drive, and install an OS. Dual booting is an alternative option, but
| there is the inherent risk of messing up the current state of your machine.


5 Linux-based Virtualization Companies to Watch

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| There's only one company that doesn't use Linux for its server virtualization
| platform. Can you guess which one it is? If you guessed Microsoft, you're
| correct. Microsoft is a newbie in the virtualization space but wants in and
| may make significant dents in the already well-established market that is
| significantly owned by VMware.

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