Monday, April 03, 2006

Tech: Microsoft to free Virtual Server

Here is an interesting tidbit. Microsoft plans to offer Virtual Server for free (as in price, not as in freedom). Although they state it has little to do with Xen being built into RedHat and Suse, I imagine that VMWare offering GSX for free has something to do with it. I will be honest though, I have no intention of using Virtual Server since it is not cross platform, and the performance of VMWare is just top notch in my experience. But I might mess with it to get a feel for it. It just goes to show you that Virtualization is a hot technology, but it might soon become commodity.

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