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InformationWeek: Microsoft’s Support Of Linux Shows Rising Importance Of Virtualization

“Microsoft stunned LinuxWorld attendees last week by pledging to
support Linux virtual machines on its Virtual Server and revealing
free virtual machine additions for Red Hat Linux and Novell SUSE
Linux. It wasn’t the only dogs-playing-with-cats kind of moment
last week: Apple offered up software to let Windows run on
Intel-based Macs.

“What’s going on here? The answer is virtualization, the ability
to much more easily carve up servers and PCs into compartments that
can run multiple applications under different operating systems at
the same time…”


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