Parallels makes nice with Red Flag and Ubuntu
Embraces all communists
Parallels - aka the artist formerly known as SWsoft - will continue its march through China in tandem with Linux maker Red Flag Software.
Red Flag and Parallels will offer a bundle tying Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 together with Red Flag Linux Server Version 5.0. This gives Red Flag's customers a direct path to the container style of server virtualization, which centers on slicing a single copy of an operating system into multiple parts. Parallels released Version 4.0 of its flagship server software last month .
Parallels has proved very active in the Chinese market. Last year, leading hardware vendor Inspur agreed  to pre-install Virtuozzo on its systems.
In related Linux distribution news, Parallels has cuddled up to Canonical, the maker of Ubuntu.
Ubuntu users can now find Parallels Workstation as a choice in the collection of partner software available for the operating system. Those willing to go to the trouble of clicking the add/remove button and installing Parallels will receive a free 15-day trial of the software. You can buy fully-functional code from Canonical or Parallels. ®