Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Mar 2009 16:27 UTC, submitted by jmarka
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Software that for the first time lets users run native copies of the Windows operating systems on a mainframe will be introduced Friday by data center automation vendor Mantissa. The company's z/VOS software is a CMS application that runs on IBM's z/VM and creates a foundation for Intel-based operating systems. Users only need a desktop appliance running Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection client, which is the same technology used to attach to Windows running on Terminal Server or Citrix-based servers. Users will be able to connect to their virtual and fully functional Windows environments without any knowledge that the operating system and the applications are executing on the mainframe and not the desktop."
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by dangh on Thu 12th Mar 2009 17:15 UTC
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It would be a waste of perfectly good hardware. The main features of a mainframe are stability, security, high transaction rates, and reliability, none of which come to mind when when talking about Windows.

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RE: Why?
by ElCabri2 on Thu 12th Mar 2009 22:13 in reply to "Why?"
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They're talking about hosting Windows in VMs.

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