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FreeBSD, Meet Hyper-V

Microsoft keeps making friends and influencing people in the open software world. Today it has a terrific détente with Novell, which leads to interoperability and support for Linux, and is a major supporter to the Linux code base and other open source projects.

Now comes word that FreeBSD will run as a host under Hyper-V, a nice little bit of interoperability normally the purview of tools such as Xen.

The project was announced this past October and is now being finalized -- though no release date has been set. With the growth of Linux, it seems BSD has been overshadowed.

You tell me where FreeBSD excels and where its future lies at dbarney@redmondmag.com!

Posted by Doug Barney on 05/16/2012 at 1:19 PM


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Wed, May 16, 2012 Dimitrios Kalemis Athens, Greece

SJ is correct.

Wed, May 16, 2012 Robert Kann

As far as Mr Ballmer's track record is concerned, I'd rank him pretty good but not outstanding. Under him, Microsoft has increased dividends for the past several years and probably will this year as well. On the other hand, the stock price hasn't moved forward during this period. I'd need to see that price increase appreciably before I give him real kudos.

Wed, May 16, 2012 sj

FreeBSD will run as a GUEST on Hyper-V, not a host. Hyper-V is the host.

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