Call me uninformed, but I’d really like to know why Kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) is in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn.
I’ve been corresponding with blogger and VC Jean-Yves Quentel about this point because of his experience with Ubuntu. Here’s what he had to say today about KVM:
While it makes sense for RHEL to offer KVM, I wonder what exactly the Ubuntu team has in mind. Do they want to ease the migration of the Windows users to Ubuntu by making it easier to run the Windows programs that really can’t do without and are not being ported to Linux (games, perhaps)? Would it even work? Do they want to go after the enterprise/server market in a big way now? That’d be bad news for Red Hat and even worse for Mandriva.
Judging from comments made at last month’s UbuCon in New York City, I’d say the answer to that last server question is probably yes.