Linux CD Lets Users Try OpenVZ

OpenVZ has made a live Linux CD for users to try out its virtualization technology as it continues to work its way into the mainstream.

Linux virtualization is hotter than hot. VMware is offering better native Linux virtualization support; the Linux kernel, starting with 2.6.20, is incorporating KVM virtualization; Red Hat is introducing the idea of Intel vPro-based virtual appliances; and, not to be left out...

...OpenVZ is making its virtualization software available on a Knoppix 5.1.1 bootable live CD.

With this disc, users can test drive the OpenVZ software without changes to their computer or installing anything on their hard disk. The OpenVZ software for the Knoppix 5.1.1 Linux distribution can be downloaded at the communitys download site.

"This is the first time weve been able to offer our open source OS virtualization in this format, which provides users a risk-free way to test OpenVZ, along with the Knoppix distribution," said Kir Kolyshkin, the OpenVZ projects manager, in a statement. "Knoppix is very popular with hobbyists and Linux enthusiasts who can now try our open-source virtualization software, which is in keeping with our objective to promote OS virtualization."

Knoppix is a bootable live CD Linux. It includes a representative collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. It can be used on any x86 system and there is no need to have a Linux distribution installed.

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