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 predictor on Tue 10th Jul 2007 01:09 UTC
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"This must drive the author of QEMU crazy ;) "

1) QEMU is not practical for average joe (too slow for anything but testing, much less server consolidation [which is where the money is])

2) If you want to make money, don't give away code for free

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RE: heh
by butters on Tue 10th Jul 2007 07:26 in reply to "heh"
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The QEMU Accelerator (aka KQEMU) is now available under the GPL. Read about it here:

It's very cool stuff. QEMU is used in a variety of commercial products, and it's a critical part of the Linux KVM architecture.

All of the virtualization vendors are scrambling to give their software away to as many users as possible in hopes of gaining a foothold in this important market. It's more important to build marketshare than to drive licensing revenue.

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