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SearchOpenSource: Virtual Appliances Emerge as OS Distribution Mechanism

Dec 14, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Loftus)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"VMware, Red Hat and other vendors would have you think the future of operating system distribution lies within a virtual appliance, but reality isn't as cut and dried as they'd have you believe.

"Typically, virtual appliances consist of a pre-configured application stack and an operating system. Examples of applications that have shipped as virtual appliances include collaboration, email security, firewalls, intrusion detection and traffic management..."

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