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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RE: what...
by psychicist on Tue 10th Jul 2007 13:51 UTC in reply to "what..."
psychicist
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2007-01-27

That's something I would like to see too. But since Solaris already has Zones and Branded Linux Zones there is less of an incentive for VMware to port it. And when Solaris includes Xen by default in the Solaris 11 timeframe so you can run Windows as well (at least on VT/SVM processors), VMware will be shut from another operating system.

BTW the Microsoft Viridian technology is nothing else but an adaptation of Xen to the Windows platform they had to resort to because Virtual PC/Server have horrible performance and features (not that I have ever tried them, because I run Slackware, Solaris and BSD on hosts and Windows 2000/XP occasionally in VMware guests).

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RE[2]: what...
by kaiwai on Tue 10th Jul 2007 14:10 in reply to "RE: what..."
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2005-07-06

That's something I would like to see too. But since Solaris already has Zones and Branded Linux Zones there is less of an incentive for VMware to port it. And when Solaris includes Xen by default in the Solaris 11 timeframe so you can run Windows as well (at least on VT/SVM processors), VMware will be shut from another operating system.


I need VMWare for Windows support - now if there was a Windows brandz zone, now that would be awesome :-) but the sad thing, it won't happen anytime soon :-(

I need it primarily so that I can load music onto my MiniDisc.

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RE[3]: what...
by psychicist on Tue 10th Jul 2007 15:38 in reply to "RE[2]: what..."
psychicist Member since:
2007-01-27

I have Slackware running on all my main systems now and I have VMware installed so I can run Windows. It's also very Unix-like in terms of stability, reliability, performance and simplicity, so it shouldn't be very difficult to switch between Slackware, Solaris and the BSDs. To me it all looks and feels the same.

I understand this might not be your preferred choice so the next best thing would be to fix QEMU so USB works in virtual machines on Solaris. I am subscribed to the QEMU developers' mailing list and I use it mainly to emulate other architectures to run various ports of Slackware (including my own to MIPS Loongson) and Debian.

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.

I can try and see what's needed to get USB support working in QEMU guests on Solaris hosts :-). First I'll have to download and install the latest Nevada build though.

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