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Desperately Seeking Xen

Jun 30, 2007, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Gould)

[ Thanks to AlexGr for this link. ]

"What's going on with Xen, the open source hypervisor that was supposed to give VMware a run for its money? I can't remember how many IT trade press articles, blog posts and vendor white papers I've read about Xen in the last few years. If I had a dollar for every piece ever published about Xen, I'd be... well, not quite as rich as the Google kids, but still very well off. The vast majority of those articles--including a few I've written myself--take it as an article of faith that Xen's paravirtualizing technical approach and open source business model are inherently superior to the closed source alternatives from VMware or Microsoft..."

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