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Real Problems in Virtualization for Microsoft

First, Microsoft throws a wrench into Vista upgrades for Mac owners citing concerns about virtualization and security. Then, VMware, virtualization king of the jungle, attacks Microsoft for "trying to restrict customers' flexibility and freedom to choose virtualization software by limiting who can run their software and how they can run it" (and Mary Jo Foley thinks she might smell another lawsuit). Is Microsoft stumbling all over itself with its virtualization "strategy"? Hard to say, but there could be a couple of showdowns coming for Redmond with this vital new technology. Stay tuned.

Any thoughts on Microsoft's virtualization entanglements? Toss them my way at lpender@rcpmag.com.

Posted by Lee Pender on 02/27/2007 at 1:20 PM


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