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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..."

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