[CentOS] Stop the FUD Xen is not deprecated
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Mon Dec 1 19:57:26 UTC 2008
> Not getting Xen into the kernel earlier is going to be Xen's downfall.
XEN will never make into the kernel. Period. I never paid any attention
to Xen but I had to lately for get Windows virtualized for new Centos
desktops here at the school. What is the first thing that Centos 5 loaded?
The XEN kernel. Then the Linux guest in dom-0.
I was dismayed. Why was Linux running on top of XEN?
Now, I know why. I found this:
XEN is not a Linux solution. For this reason, I am glad that Redhat
bought KVM and will further develop this proper Linux solution to
virtualization on Linux rather than depending on a third-party for
virtualization. Good riddance XEN.
No more worries about getting XEN compatible drivers for accelerated
desktops while running a Windows HVM guest.
So I will be kissing Centos 5 bye bye for the school desktops and
switching to Ubuntu Hardy. When RHEL6 and therefore Centos 6 comes out,
hopefully I can come back to Centos...
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