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Virtualizing the Embedded World: Vista Over Linux in a Cell Phone?

Jun 09, 2008, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dor Laor)

"While you probably won't run Vista as a virtual machine on your cell phone, there are many viable use cases of virtualization for embedded applications. The most simplest, cheapest, feature rich is using Linux and KVM.

"Servers and desktops are not alone, virtualization is also a perfect fit for embedded devices too.

"Virtualization benefits are well understood for the traditional server consolidation purposes. Hypervisors, aka virtual machine monitors (VMM) are common in almost every data center, saving equipment, power and management costs. Embedded applications, ranging from terabit routers, hardware appliances, media-rich set-top boxes to cellular phones and media players can all benefit from virtualization..."

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