This year, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of KVM (see Amit Sha’s article on for more information), and the 25th anniversary of Linux, so to contribute to this celebration, Kashyap Chamarthy and I are preparing another edition of the QEMU Advent Calendar this year.

The QEMU Advent Calendar 2016 will be a website that reveals a new disk image for download each day in December until 2016-12-24. To motivate people to contribute some disk images to the calendar (we still need some to be able to provide one each day), the new website for the advent calendar is now already online at – but of course the doors with the disk images will not open before December 1st.