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Aug 12, 2005, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The rise of virtualization could signal the fall of traditional proprietary licensing models, where users pay for software based on the hardware on which it's deployed, according to IT industry experts and a prominent speaker at this week's LinuxWorld Conference & Exposition in San Francisco.

"Experts said virtualization, which lessens software's dependence on hardware by allowing it to run across multiple servers, according to memory requirements and other pre-determined priorities, is definitely on the radar screen of data center managers eager for simplicity..."

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