The talk was excitingly named "Virtualization Vivisection" and gets into as much nitty gritty detail about x86 virtualization as you can probably get before you have to start paying tuition.
Some of the topics Shawn dives into (and some helpful links for you to follow as you go along with the talk)?
2. Why the Intel architecture was such a challenge to virtualize.
3. How VMware did it back in 1998 (or, how the researchers who eventually founded VMware did it, and then how that became what VMware is today).
4. "Hijacking OS X" and other things that sound scary, but make VMware Fusion possible.
6. Virtual devices (and why USB is a tough nut to crack).
7. PowerPC virtualization (and why it’s probably not going to happen any time soon).
9. Virtualized Mac OS X on Mac OS X (which is funny, because this talk was given months before the Fusion Team demo’d Mac OS X Leopard Server virtualized at Macworld)
And, of course, much, much more. Thanks to Wolf and company for getting these talks up on Viddler:
Some other great talks at the event:
- Wolf himself on "Indie Ethos"
- Will Shipley on "Monster Marketing"
- Daniel Jalkut of Red Sweater on "Application Acquisition"