Thursday Dec 17, 2009

VirtualBox Appliance Image for the Solaris 10 10/09 OS

The new VirtualBox image allows quicker, easier installation of the Solaris 10 10/09 OS. The image is only 1.5 GB, in Open Virtual Format (OVF), for the x86 platform. Learn more at the exoteric blog.

Wednesday Oct 21, 2009

Hardware Compatibility List for Virtualization Platforms

The new Virtualization HCL on BigAdmin lists virtualization platforms (such as VMware and Sun VirtualBox) that are compatible with the OpenSolaris OS and the Solaris OS. For details, see the BigAdmin blog entry, "Are you bored with the BigAdmin HCL?"

Tuesday Sep 01, 2009

Sun Unified Storage Simulator

Sign up for Sun Unified Storage Simulator 2009.Q2.0.0 so you can install and manage a virtual Sun Storage 7000 Unified Storage System on your laptop or desktop. The Simulator comes as either a VirtualBox or VMware VM.

Thursday Jul 16, 2009

VirtualBox 3.0.2 Released

Sun released VirtualBox 3.0.2, a maintenance release of VirtualBox 3.0 that improves stability and performance. Check the change log for additional features and download the latest version.

Monday Jul 06, 2009

Update: VirtualBox 3.0.0 Is Here

Sun has released version 3.0.0 of VirtualBox, its powerful x86 virtualization product for enterprise and home use. This major update introduces symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) in virtual machines as well as much improved 3D support. Learn more about VirtualBox and see the change log for added features.

Monday Apr 13, 2009

Beginner's Guide: Creating VMs With VirtualBox

Ken Purdy has published "The Beginner's Guide to Creating Virtual Machines With VirtualBox."

[Read More]

Tutorial: How to Install OpenSolaris on VirtualBox

Sun campus ambassador Douglas Ramiro is writing a tutorial on installing OpenSolaris on VirtualBox.

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Wednesday Apr 08, 2009

Download Sun VirtualBox 2.2.0

Sun today released VirtualBox 2.2.0, another major milestone for the world's most popular free and open-source hypervisor. Among the many improvements are support for OVF appliances, 3D acceleration for Linux/Solaris guests, and support for up to 16GB of RAM per virtual machine. Learn more and download VirtualBox 2.2.0.

Friday Mar 20, 2009

Video: Use Sun xVM Virtualbox to Run 64-bit Guest OS on 32-bit Host

How can you run a 64-bit guest operating system on a 32-bit host platform? This video episode of The Fat Bloke's Shorts explains how. Take a look.

Friday Dec 26, 2008

Optimizing the Desktop Using Sun xVM VirtualBox

Here is a new Sun BluePrints article describing key product features and benefits of Sun xVM VirtualBox. See how the software enables multiple virtual machines (VMs) on a single desktop, which lets users access applications in OS environments other than the native OS on their laptop or desktop system.

Monday Sep 29, 2008

One-Day OpenSolaris Training

This looks like fun. The training uses VirtualBox, a desktop virtualization software, to run OpenSolaris.

Wednesday Sep 10, 2008

The Launch of Sun xVM Portfolio


This open virtualization solution spans virtualization and management for desktops and data centers:
 - xVM Server 1.0: Pre-configured hypervisor for heterogeneous workload consolidation (Register to be notified about the Early Access xVM Server download)
 - xVM Ops Center 2.0: Console tool for both physical and virtual management
 - Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): Desktop solution with a choice of Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Solaris OS
 - xVM VirtualBox 2.0: Small-footprint hypervisor with support for all major operating systems

Monday Aug 18, 2008

VirtualBox Gets You to Microsoft Windows From OpenSolaris

Check out the entry "Triple Boot, Part 4: Windows via VirtualBox" in The Observatory, a blog for OpenSolaris users. Gregg Sporar uses VirtualBox to switch without rebooting: "After setting up my triple-boot system, I was not content. I want access to Windows Vista and Ubuntu 8.04 without having to restart my system..."

Wednesday Aug 06, 2008

Sun Wins Three InfoWorld Best of Open-Source Software Awards

InfoWorld's 2008 Bossie awards "recognize the top free and open products for business, IT, and personal productivity." Among them are Sun products MySQL, VirtualBox, and OpenOffice.org.

[Read More]

Tuesday Jul 08, 2008

Beyond LAMP: SAMP, LGPJ, LAMJ

LAMP: It's not just for Linux any more! Develop using your operating system, your language, your app server, your database, and your IDE of choice. Read the article.

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