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Virtualization

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Built-in virtualization in desktops/

moongate writes: I wonder why there is no built-in virtualization in notebooks or desktops. It would be so great to power on your notebook and get immediately — and without booting an os — some sort of GUI like Virtualbox where I can start and stop virtual machines. The whole hard drive would be the storage for virtual disk images and there could be Fn-keyboard combinations to switch between running virtual machines. There could also be the possibility to attach iSCSI devices. Joining WiFi networks or LANs could be done on the lowest BIOS-style host layer and every VM just uses the internal network. Sure, there might be difficulties like sharing devices over USB and gaming could be a problem because of the virtualized graphic card but this should be no problem in business use. An optimized operating system with a minimum of standardized drivers might be lightweight, very fast and super easy to share or switch between hardware.
Idle

Submission + - Washing machine + Arduino = Laundruino (fsfe.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Because his washer is located in the basement, Micha decided to connect it to his home network with the help of an Arduino + Ethernet Shield. It's a rather simple gut ingenius hack that saves him from stepping down the stairs all the time to check if the laundry is done.

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