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Windows vs Linux, and Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Meeting Five


  1. Review of last meeting
  2. Differences between free software, freeware, shareware, crippleware, nagware


  1. Please watch this: http://www.ted.com/talks/johanna_blakley_lessons_from_fashion_s_free_culture.html
  2. Running different environments on a machine
  3. Replacement tools for commonly used applications
    1. Win vs Linux
  4. What is a Live CD?
  5. Virtualization and the benefits
  6. Cloud Computing - what is that all about?
    1. Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)



Link: A comparison of Linux and Windows

Link: http://www.redhat.com/promo/summit/videos/ - Choose Eben Moglen's keynote

Link: http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/lpt/a/1136

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervisor - Explanation of a hypervisor, a type of platform-virtualization

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Comments (1)

Anonymous said

at 1:01 pm on Jul 14, 2007

Gay Wee from 2007 CPE802 here,
I checked the wikipedia site on virtualization and found there are two forms of virtualization - resource and platform. Hence, I am wondering what is the deal with it. And, I checked info about Xen and it said it was using para-virtualization techique. So , again what is the deal with it.

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