InfoWorld: Will Linux Take the Lead in Server Virtualization?
Dec 12, 2005, 18:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)
"For server vendors such as Dell, Linux is a good thing because
it lowers acquisition costs for customers. It's easier for a
customer to commit to deploying a new server when software license
fees are removed from the equation.
"You might assume, then, that virtualization is a bad thing for
server vendors. A customer might be less likely to buy new hardware
when the alternative is to load up VMware with an additional,
virtual instance of the OS and applications..."