Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2007 22:00 UTC, submitted by _mikk
Intel "Intel and VMware announced today that Intel Capital is taking a USD 218.5 million stake in virtualization company VMWare. Intel will purchase 9.5 million Class A shares at USD 23 per share, which, at the completion of VMware's forthcoming IPO, will give Intel about a 2.5 percent stake in the company. Because VMware's stock is split between Class A shares, which have less voting power, and Class B shares, Intel won't control that many votes in the company, but they will get a board seat."
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RE[3]: what...
by psychicist on Tue 10th Jul 2007 15:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: what..."
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I have Slackware running on all my main systems now and I have VMware installed so I can run Windows. It's also very Unix-like in terms of stability, reliability, performance and simplicity, so it shouldn't be very difficult to switch between Slackware, Solaris and the BSDs. To me it all looks and feels the same.

I understand this might not be your preferred choice so the next best thing would be to fix QEMU so USB works in virtual machines on Solaris. I am subscribed to the QEMU developers' mailing list and I use it mainly to emulate other architectures to run various ports of Slackware (including my own to MIPS Loongson) and Debian.

I intended to install Solaris on my server (former desktop) because of zones and ZFS but I'll probably refrain from doing so because I'm looking forward to migrate from x86 to Loongson 3 next year.

I figured it's not worth the hassle if I had to migrate from ext3/xfs to ZFS and back again in a year's time. If I or someone else could port Solaris to MIPS I would consider it again.

I can try and see what's needed to get USB support working in QEMU guests on Solaris hosts :-). First I'll have to download and install the latest Nevada build though.

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