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Operating Systems

Submission + - Best Linux virtualization platform?

tji writes: I've been trying several Linux distributions, trying to find the best free software platform for virtualization on my home Linux server. There are a lot of interesting possibilities, but it seems like most of the available solutions are a bit immature. XenSource's XenExpress is semi-free, and has good management tools, but is functionality limited. The latest Fedora Core or Ubuntu version have claimed virtualization support, but were weak at best in terms of the complete solution usability, documentation, and management apps. KVM is another option, but it's not as far along as Xen, and I haven't seen any good management apps for it. Then, there are the "jail" virtualization solutions, like OpenVZ and VServer. Can any Xen hosts also support these?

There are almost too many options. Do any Slashdotters have recommendations for a good host OS for virtualization, and good management apps to control the VM structure?
Security

Submission + - New AACS Processing Key Discovered

An anonymous reader writes: The movie studios recently released new HD-DVDs that can no longer be circumvented using the infamous 09 F9... AACS processing key that floated around the Net last month, but today a new key has surfaced. Like hundreds of other readers of Freedom-To-Tinker's "Own Your Own Integer" story, someone named BtCB posted his "randomly generated" number in the comments, asking, "What are the odds that this is the new processing key?" As it turns out, BtCB's key was not so random, and, a week after he posted it, the hackers over at doom9 realized that it really is the new processing key. With this kind of hacker "luck," it doesn't look like AACS will last for long.

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