"VMware's share price may have taken a hit following the launch
of Oracle VM but the product has wider implications in the software
market. To some extent it is a software appliance play: like Raw
Iron without the iron. This question and answer from the Q&A
says it all:
"'Does Oracle VM require a host operating system?
No. Oracle VM installs directly on server hardware and does not
require a host operating system...'"
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