Slashdot | QEMU Accelerator Achieves Near-Native Performance
An anonymous reader writes “QEMU is a generic and open source processor emulator which achieves a good emulation speed by using dynamic translation. Its sporting a new module called the ‘Accelerator’ which can achieve near native speeds, and currently runs on Linux 2.4.x and 2.6.x kernels. This means you could theoretically run Windows (or another OS) on a Linux machine at near native speeds without buying a commercial emulator. The catch is that although QEMU is released under various open source licenses, the Accelerator uses a free (as in beer) license because the module is a ‘closed source proprietary product.’ Fabrice Bellard does mention that he would consider open sourcing the Accelerator under certain conditions.”
I’ll be looking into this. A viable OS alternative to the great VmWare would be mighty cool.
A quick note on my tools for this little endeavor. I’m using WordPress, obviously, for the blogging engine. I’m running pretty stock at the moment, though will surely change:) I was also in need of a server based aggregator to track all those bloody feed. I went with FeedonFeeds, which does a lot of what I’m looking for in an aggregator. Most spectacularly, it does not mimic some lame 3 panel email client. I get a list of news items in chron order, new at top. Again, it’s stock, but I’ve already got a sketch for adding direct posting to WordPress. Generally, I’m happy with how fast this has gotten up and running.
Welcome to <CONTENT /> v.4! (btw, the title is an old joke by now, but I like it:) ). I’ve decided to bring version 4 of my blog into existance using WordPress because I need to do 2 things: make my life simpler and find my voice. Besides new software, I have a new URL, and I moved hosting back in-house. It’s all about total control, baby!