News.com covers that the Ubuntu version of Linux is getting more virtualization-friendly, but in a different way than its top rivals.
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Ubuntu's current approach contrasts with the approach of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server, both of which use the Xen software but not yet paravirt-ops.
VMware and KVM use an ordinary Ubuntu kernel, but Xen currently must use a separate kernel, Shuttleworth said. That makes Xen “difficult to experiment with. I hope in the next release, the Xen guys will step up,” Shuttleworth said.