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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by kaiwai on Wed 11th Jul 2007 00:01 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: what..."
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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.

It will be interesting to see how the MIPS processor goes - if it is fully open and documented, it'll be a great platform to base operating systems on.

It would be interesting to see it in a laptop, especially considering the 3-8watt at 1Ghz which documentation claims; IIRC thats 5-10 watts less than the UlraSPARC IIe running at half the speed.

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