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TechWeb: New Utilities To Simplify OS Juggling Act

Dec 12, 1999, 04:41 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mitch Wagner)

"IT managers looking for relief from the high cost of maintaining multiple desktop environments can turn to a variety of new utilities for juggling operating systems...."

"The VMware software allows organizations to run multiple operating systems on a single machine. Customers start by installing a primary operating system as usual--either Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Linux--and then install VMware on top of the primary operating system. VMware creates a virtual machine on top of the primary operating system, and users then install the additional operating systems on top of the VMware virtual machine. Additional operating systems can be Linux, Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Windows 9x."

"The new version of the software, due out in February, will include support for additional devices, as well as performance increases...."

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