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OSNews, Generic OSes InfoWorld's Randall Kennedy takes an in-depth look at VMware Workstation 7, VirtualBox 3.1, and Parallels Desktop 4, three technologies at the heart of 'the biggest shake-up for desktop virtualization in years.' The shake-up, which sees Microsoft's once promising Virtual PC off in the Windows 7 XP Mode weeds, has put VirtualBox -- among the best free open source software available for Windows -- out front as a general-purpose VM, filling the void left by VMware's move to make Workstation more appealing to developers and admins. Meanwhile, Parallels finally offers a Desktop for Windows on par with its Mac product, as well as Workstation 4 Extreme, which delivers near native performance for graphics, disk, and network I/O.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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Well, at some point we're going to have an embarrassing under utilization of hardware resources on a single machine. Most programs aren't multiprocessor aware or simply don't do a good enough job allocating resources efficiently. So If I have the extra cpu cores, why not?

It makes a lot of things easier having them on the same box.

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strcpy Member since:

Sure. That wasn't really a serious comment, more of a reflection over the "virtualization vs. security" to which the parent poster referred.

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