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osOpinion: Somebody give VMWare some venture capital. Quickly!

Mar 22, 2000, 06:16 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave O'Brien)

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"Everyone is always keen to try the latest thing, this is why all the FTP mirrors get swamped every time a new Linux kernel is released. I suppose it goes back to the whole having the latest gadgets, thing, but on a cheaper and bigger scale. Don't quote me, I'm not a psychologist...."

"For 6 months, I was running Linux at work, with NT 4 in a VM Ware session. Nobody at work knew! When NT crashed I only needed to restart the VM session. Tell me that isn't having the best of both worlds."

"Now don't get me wrong, you can't run Quake 3 on the windowed OS or anything (or test a device driver you've just written, or any number of hard core hacker things that we all wish we could do, but in reality only about 0.1% of users can actually do it), but it is enormously helpful, if you use different OSes for different tasks."

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