Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Aug 2007 19:34 UTC, submitted by irbis
OSNews, Generic OSes "Bloomberg believe VMware's IPO today may the largest technology offering since Google. But doubts have been cast over the company's supposedly proprietary ESX product, which may be derived from Linux."
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RE: Two kernels simultaneously?
by puggle on Wed 15th Aug 2007 21:06 UTC in reply to "Two kernels simultaneously?"
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Member since:
2007-03-14

"Even if you where to cut the kernel down to just what you needed, it would still outweigh GRUB by about a few hundred megabytes!"

Huh????? And where do you get your information from?

Damn Small Linux (DSL) is only 50 MB. A Linux boot loader could be even smaller, if you cut out all the unnecessary stuff.

I find it extremely suspicious that these allegations regarding ESX were released the day before VMWare's Initial Public Offering (IPO). It's nothing more than a blatant attempt to manipulate the stock price. Talk about FUD!

Edited 2007-08-15 21:09

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SReilly Member since:
2006-12-28

Damn Small Linux (DSL) is only 50 MB. A Linux boot loader could be even smaller, if you cut out all the unnecessary stuff.

Whoops, forgot all about DSL, thanks for the heads up. Still, why would you want to run Linux as a boot loader when Linux itself needs a boot loader? Is it because certain devices need to be initialized before VMWare's proprietary kernel is able to load? Seems a bit strange to me.

I find it extremely suspicious that these allegations regarding ESX were released the day before VMWare's Initial Public Offering (IPO). It's nothing more than a blatant attempt to manipulate the stock price. Talk about FUD!

I didn't figure with that and again, thanks for the heads up. It could very well be that this is an attempt to manipulate the stock price. It seems to me though that there is something funny going on trying to us one boot loader to load a kernel, then use that kernel to bootstrap another, entirely proprietary kernel, and then to claim that the third is not a derived work of the second.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

It's nothing more than a blatant attempt to manipulate the stock price. Talk about FUD!


Oh, you mean just like vmware's statements earlier this week regarding OS's becoming obsolete?

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