Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 3rd Apr 2006 06:44 UTC
Windows Microsoft will support customers who chose to run Linux with Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005 R2, software for running multiple operating systems on one machine.
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Meta-hypervisor?
by Brendan on Mon 3rd Apr 2006 12:09 UTC
Brendan
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2005-11-16

With all these different hypervisors, wouldn't it be nice if you could run several hypervisors on the same machine? I want a "meta-hypervisor" running multiple hypervisors running multiple OSs running multiple applications (with multi-threading).

Wouldn't portable software running on an OS that doesn't crash make more sense? I'm wondering if the need for virtualization represents some form of failure in the IT industry...

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RE: Meta-hypervisor?
by Almindor on Mon 3rd Apr 2006 13:04 in reply to "Meta-hypervisor?"
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2006-01-16

Good point. Instead of nice standard APIs which are cross platform and non-bloated (SDL comes to mind, openGL too), people jump the "virtualization" bandwagon and "java" style bloat.

As for applications I don't see the reason for virtualization. You might argue that making software cross-platform is difficult but only so if you don't do it from the start, and I'm saying this from experience.

Edited 2006-04-03 13:05

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