Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Apr 2006 17:34 UTC, submitted by george
Novell and Ximian Novell may be passionately evangelising Linux and Open Office on the desktop but more than half of its own employees can still boot Windows and Office if they wish. Ron Hovsepian, Novell's president, speaking at a press event in Sydney, conceded that "about 2000 employees right now out of 5000 are single-boot only, which is Linux only, the rest are dual-boot." He said that a project to migrate the 3000 dual-boot workers to open source is likely to be completed over the next year or so.
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RE[3]: LAME.
by kamper on Tue 11th Apr 2006 19:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: LAME."
kamper
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2005-08-20

Good point. Of course, what they ought to be using is Xen, since they integrated it into their own SuSE product.

You can't run windows on xen without 1) the new processors with virtualization support and 2) xen 3 (xen 2 still requires a modified kernel).

#1 would require rolling out new hardware to all their customers which would be a waste of money when they could just dual boot.

#2 isn't ready yet. I believe xensource are the only ones who have gotten windows running on xen and it certainly wasn't an option when they started the conversion.

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