Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Apr 2006 17:13 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft has a big surprise planned for not just those of its own customers using virtualization, but for those in the open-source community as well. On April 3, the software giant will use the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston to announce that it is making its Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition product available as a free download from the Microsoft Web site. On a related note, "XenSource has prepped its first major charge at Microsoft Windows customers with a new package that includes the open source Xen hypervisor along with some management software."
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Grr, this is not "freeing" their software
by kajaman on Mon 3rd Apr 2006 18:17 UTC
kajaman
Member since:
2006-01-06

Well, do they make their sources available under some kind of open license? No? So they are not making their software "free". They are just giving it away for free, which still makes a difference.

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Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

They're making their software free. They're not making it Free.

A price of $0 entices many people. Freedom doesn't entice nearly as many.

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cwdrake Member since:
2005-08-09

I'll take free over Free anyday of the week.

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