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PRNewswire: VMware Signs OEM Agreement With Microsoft

Mar 29, 2000, 02:09 (16 Talkback[s])

"VMware to Offer Microsoft Windows Operating Systems Pre-Installed In a Virtual Machine."

"VMware, Inc..., the company that is changing the one OS, one machine PC computing model, today announced an OEM agreement with Microsoft Corporation to distribute Microsoft Windows 98, Windows NT, and Windows 2000 with VMware software. Later this year, VMware will add VMware Ready to Run to its list of product offerings."

"'VMware Ready to Run will allow customers to run Microsoft Windows as an additional operating system without any of the pain of an install,' notes Dave Michaud, VMware Vice President of Marketing. 'For Linux users who want access to Windows, this will mean a simpler out-of-box experience -- they can simply copy the VMware Ready to Run file to their hard drive, and be up and running in Windows 98, Windows NT, or Windows 2000 in a matter of minutes.'"

Press release.