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RHEL 5's KVM vs. Feisty Fawn's KVM

If RHEL 5 already includes kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) support, why would anyone want to bother with Ubuntu's Feisty Fawn?

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To be honest, that is like asking why anyone would want to use any other distribution since Red Hat ships Linux. Ice cream comes in vanilla and chocolate flavors for a reason -- people have different tastes, just like people prefer different distributions. I started out using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Linux, moved to Slackware, went to Windows for a while, moved to Ubuntu and now use Ubuntu and OS X.

Ain't choice grand (yes that was an intentional use of "ain't")? You can get KVM with Feisty as well -- just type 'sudo apt-get install kvm' to download and install it from the Ubuntu repositories.

This was first published in July 2007

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