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LinuxPlanet: Linux Vendors Try To Beat Microsoft To Widespread Virtualization

Jul 11, 2006, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

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"With Microsoft trying to ramp up its Windows Virtual Server for release next year, Red Hat, Novell, Xandros, and other Linux vendors are pulling out the stops toward virtualization in hopes that Linux might start to beat Windows as the base operating system of choice among enterprises and small businesses.

"Also talking up plans and activities around Linux server virtualization are relative newcomers such as Transitive, Inc. and Virtual Iron Software, Inc.

"During a a press conference at the recent C3 Expo in New York, Transitive rolled out the initial steps in a new initiative to migrate Solaris/SPARC applications from the Solaris 2.6 era onward to Linux, without source code or binary changes..."

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