Tuesday Feb 12, 2008

Virtualization - Sun to Acquire Innotek

VirtualBox logo

Virtualization is important to everyone and developers are no exception. Sun has announced today the agreement to acquire innotek, the makers of VirtualBox, an Open Source virtualization software very well suited for desktop usage.

Never heard of VirtualBox? Wondering what the relationship is with Sun's xVM hypervisor? answers it best on his blogSteve "Virtual" Wilson and Tim Marsland probably answer both questions the best.

This probably sounds compelling to developers given VirtualBox' open source nature and its ability to handle just about any hosts and guests (listed here) you may require for your Java and Web 2.0 developments.

You're 17MB away from using the software and the website is www.virtualbox.org and is unrelated to this ;-)