The Register: Linux Team Tells VMware and Xen to Get Their Acts Together

“A battle as to how Linux will handle future virtualization
software from the likes of VMware and Xen has moved from a war of
words to a war of indecision. The major parties involved–including
Linux kernel maintainers–agree that a compromise over the
virtualization interface must be reached, but no one seems to know
exactly how to achieve this goal.

“This particular virtualization war started last July when
VMware introduced the Virtual Machine Interface (VMI) at the Linux
Symposium–an event aimed at kernel developers and others touching
the Linux operating system…”