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Linus Thinks Virtualization Is 'Evil' 330

Front page first-timer crdotson writes "Linus said in an interview that he thinks virtualization is 'evil' because he prefers to deal with the real hardware. Hardware virtualization allows for better barriers between systems by running multiple OSes on the same hardware, but OS-level virtualization allows similar barriers without a hypervisor between the kernel and the hardware. Should we expect more focus on OS-level virtualization such as Linux-VServer, OpenVZ, and LXC?"
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Linus Thinks Virtualization Is 'Evil'

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  • No. (Score:4, Informative)

    by MrEricSir ( 398214 ) on Friday August 19, 2011 @03:44PM (#37147132) Homepage

    Cloud computing != virtualization

  • by LWATCDR ( 28044 ) on Friday August 19, 2011 @05:09PM (#37148142) Homepage Journal

    Man this and the reactions to it are dumb.
    "Ask the world's most famous kernel developer what he thinks of the virtualization wars going on the Linux community between KVM and Xen and you'll hear a condemnation (of a sort) of them both. "I'm not a virtualization kind of guy. I think virtualization is evil," Linus Torvalds told the crowd at LinuxCon on Wednesday during his keynote interview session with Greg Kroah-Hartman."
    Linus doesn't like using and probably really doesn't like dealing with this war.
    If you read more. ""I built a kernel because I wanted to get my hands grubby with things like I/O ports.""
    Really this headline is taken so out of context that it isn't funny. But it got people to flame on Slash and probably a lot of hits.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday August 19, 2011 @05:50PM (#37148548)

    Let's see, for starters Linus continues to effectively manage the evolution of the Linux kernel after 20 years - that in itself is an amazing accomplishment. Not only that, but he took a couple of months off to write git, which is an amazing distributed source code management system that is free for everybody to use. He's already accomplished more than most computer scientists accomplish in one lifetime, and Linus is in his early 40's.

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