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The Secret Feature of EM-DOSBOX on Internet Archive « ASCII by Jason Scott
The internet archive had a JavaScript emulator for running old DOS programs. People complained that they lost their saved games when the emulator ended. So they fixed it.
via:HackerNews  virtualization 
january 2016 by mcherm
Oracle VM VirtualBox
A good, free, virtual machine product for Windows.
useful  windows  virtualization 
january 2015 by mcherm
Compatibility is Not Transparency: VMM Detection Myths and Realities
In theory, a virtual machine can always fool software running on it. In practice, programs can detect being in even a clever and malicious virtual container if they insist on running on reasonably recent hardware and talking to the outside world.
via:HackerNews  virtualization  virtualmachine  computerscience 
january 2014 by mcherm
Identical Droplets in the DigitalOcean: Regenerate your Ubuntu SSH Host Keys now! | MissingM
A security issue reported and fixed: virtual machines need different signatures for key generation.
security  ssh  via:HackerNews  virtualization 
july 2013 by mcherm
Virtual Phones
VMWare says they'll make a phone with two virtual OS'es on it (both Android). One for personal use and one for work.
phone  vmware  virtualization  security  android  via:ArsTechnica  ArsTechnica 
september 2011 by mcherm
Vagrant - Welcome
A site for automating the process of setting up identical VMs, for instance if a whole development group wants identical platforms to develop on.
virtualization  via:HackerNews 
march 2010 by mcherm
Journal of Eivind Uggedal: VPS Performance Comparison
A well-done comparison of different providers of virtual web servers.
hosting  webhosting  ec2  virtualization  cloudcomputing  via:reddit 
november 2009 by mcherm
10 Years of Virtual Machine Performance (Semi) Demystified | Engine Yard Blog
The state of things today for virtualization: overhead of about 2% to 8% -- which means virtualization is nearly always the right answer!
virtualization  via:HackerNews  scalability 
october 2009 by mcherm
Ned Batchelder: Xenocode and multiple IE's
An interesting piece of virtualization software and how it can be used to run multiple versions of IE on the same box.
testing  webdevelopment  virtualization  ie 
september 2009 by mcherm
Pre-virtualization: soft layering for virtual machines (PDF)
When doing virtualization, the original way was to have an emulated machine that runs the guest OS. This was slow so they invented paravirtualization: they rewrite bits of the guest OS so it can interface effectively with the host VM. But that was a lot of work. This proposes an approach which is about as fast but doesn't require so much careful rewriting of the guest OS.
virtualization  programming 
august 2009 by mcherm
The Security Implications Of Google Native Client » Matasano Chargen
Google has put together an experimental browser plugin that runs x86 machine code directly in a sort of trusted environment. They ran a contest encouraging people to find vulnerabilities. This summarizes the results of that contest and discusses the approach.
security  google  virtualization  MatasanoChargen  via:HackerNews 
may 2009 by mcherm
VirtualBox
A fully open source (GPL) virtualization tool.
vmware  virtualization  opensource  via:reddit 
september 2008 by mcherm

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