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OpenVZ Available for Linux Kernel

HERNDON, Va. -- Keeping in step with the Linux kernel development, the OpenVZ project ( today announced availability of its operating system (OS) server virtualization software for the most recent stable Linux kernel 2.6.20 -- introduced last month.

This new Linux kernel includes a number of bug fixes and improvements, along with support for the latest hardware.

"Linux 2.6.20 is also the basis for the next Ubuntu distribution, which potentially would enable us a smooth transition to add OpenVZ virtualization," said Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project. "With this latest release of OpenVZ software, we've made a number of improvements to benefit our users in the open source community."

The OpenVZ software for Linux kernel 2.6.20 includes improvements in the following areas:

- Support for read-only bind mounts, which allows a read-only view into a read-write file system. This allows for greater levels of control and enhances security by only allowing specified parts of file systems to be made writable.

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