"It seems like only yesterday that I was saying VMware's IPO
made no sense to me. Oh, wait, it was just yesterday.
"One of the big reasons for my dismissal of VMware's business
chances was that I looked at all the open-source alternatives to
VMware's flagship programs--Xen, OpenVZ, KVM, VirtualBox and UML
(User Mode Linux)--and I didn't see a long, happy future for
VMware's proprietary offering..."