"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
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