Displaying items by tag: VirtualBox

Security firm Sophos says it has found Windows ransomware using a virtual machine on a victim's machine to attack that same machine, with a 49kb ransomware executable generated from an attack payload of 122MB with a 282MB virtual image inside.

Published in Security
Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:10

Play with big data in MapR's Hadoop sandbox

MapR has released a virtual appliance to simplify the use of Hadoop for training, development and testing. It's called the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 11:59

More proof of Oracle's disinterest in open source

 

More evidence - if any was needed - of Oracle's disinterest in the open source assets it acquired from Sun Microsystems has come to light with the news that the driver for VirtualBox has been declared as "tainted crap" by Linux kernel developers.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 04 July 2011 10:57

Mac OS X Lion tipped for this week or next

July's here and the blogosphere is full of rumours about the exact release date for Lion, Apple's latest version of Mac OS X. And it seems there's some good news on the virtualisation front.

Kroll Ontrack now offers in-lab and remote data recovery for a range of virtualisation products.

Published in Virtualisation

Kroll Ontrack now offers in-lab and remote data recovery for a range of virtualisation products.

Published in Cloud Computing
Thursday, 20 January 2011 08:39

Bugs squashed in VirtualBox 4.0.2

An update to Oracle's open source VirtualBox virtualisation software fixes a hefty list of bugs.

Published in Open Source

Even the most Microsoft-ardent developer will know web hosts favour Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP over Windows, IIS, ASP.NET and SQL Server. Thanks to virtualisation the days of dual booting are over. Here is how to set up a streamlined LAMP development environment on any Windows PC.

Published in The Linux Distillery

The release of VirtualBox 3.2.0 brings some important new features to Oracle's virtualisation software just over a week since the release of version 3.1.8.

The first beta release of VirtualBox 3.2.0 delivers some interesting new features.

Published in Open Source
Thursday, 01 April 2010 10:52

VirtualBox 3.1.6 stomps dozens of bugs

An update to VirtualBox fixes a diverse list of bugs in the virtualisation software.

Published in Open Source
Monday, 22 March 2010 18:08

Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac

Virtualisation software is especially popular among Mac owners who want the flexibility to run Windows applications without having to restart in a Boot Camp installed operating system. How does Parallels Desktop 5 shape up?

Published in Software
Wednesday, 17 February 2010 13:28

Sun updates its VirtualBox virtualisation software

VirtualBox 3.1.4 delivers a wide-ranging collection of bug fixes.
Published in Open Source

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