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OSNews, Generic OSes InfoWorld's Randall Kennedy takes an in-depth look at VMware Workstation 7, VirtualBox 3.1, and Parallels Desktop 4, three technologies at the heart of 'the biggest shake-up for desktop virtualization in years.' The shake-up, which sees Microsoft's once promising Virtual PC off in the Windows 7 XP Mode weeds, has put VirtualBox -- among the best free open source software available for Windows -- out front as a general-purpose VM, filling the void left by VMware's move to make Workstation more appealing to developers and admins. Meanwhile, Parallels finally offers a Desktop for Windows on par with its Mac product, as well as Workstation 4 Extreme, which delivers near native performance for graphics, disk, and network I/O.
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RE[2]: I think...
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 17th Dec 2009 17:01 UTC in reply to "RE: I think..."
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Yeah, I think they really don't want to sell too many copies of workstation. The more consumer oriented you become, the higher your support costs are. They see their future on servers, in enterprises, not on Grandma or even "power" users desktops.

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