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The Standard: Why Choose [when VMWare Lets You Switch]?

Feb 08, 2000, 17:55 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Edstrom)

"Since it launched in May, VMware has signed nearly 200,000 customers, including Cessna Aircraft, Hewlett-Packard (HWP) and IBM (IBM). Cessna's marketing group needs to support remote sales managers running Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT. Making networking even more complicated, the company is upgrading some of its 5,000 desktops to Windows 2000, and is also trying out Linux. Maintaining such a varied network was an arduous task before the company installed VMware."

"VMware has also attracted a loyal following among Linux fans. 'A lot of Linux users are using VMware to run Microsoft (MSFT) productivity applications,' says VMware's [CEO, Diane] Greene. 'That's the largest single segment that we have today.'

She says VMware really boils down to choice. 'People don't want to be restricted in what they do on their computer; different operating systems have their own unique benefits and capabilities.' "

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