Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Sep 2011 18:43 UTC
Windows After a few relatively small changes and not-so-earth-shattering features, the Windows 8 blog has now unveiled something many of you will surely appreciate: Hyper-V, Microsoft's hypervisor-based virtualisation software, will be integrated into the client releases of Windows 8 - not just the server releases.
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Nice
by sphere2k on Thu 8th Sep 2011 19:29 UTC
sphere2k
Member since:
2009-04-17

Really nice for us techies for testing, developing etc.

But another thought: Couldn't this be used to get all those underutilized corporate desktops to handle some server tasks on the side? Imagine thousands of desktops idling 90 % of the time. If utilization of the desktop VM increases, the server task could be live-migrated somewhere else.

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RE: Nice
by andih on Thu 8th Sep 2011 23:08 in reply to "Nice"
andih Member since:
2010-03-27

"us techies"?
us techies use xen or/and kvm :p

I never install windows as anything but virtual machines, there you can sort of cope with all the limitations crap put in by MS.. Luckily I never need windows.

Think of it..;
"Ok guys, just passed an Windows Genuine Advantage Validation "upgrade", yay, going down for a reboot. And then the real upgrades, yay, and then another reboot, and possibly some more upgrades and reboots after that, and then some defragging and a virus scan, it will just take a moment" :p

Well, I know its not that bad, but its still bad.

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RE[2]: Nice
by BluenoseJake on Fri 9th Sep 2011 00:50 in reply to "RE: Nice"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Uh, I am a techie, and I use Hyper-v, and Virtualbox, and Vmware, depending on where and what I am doing.

A real techie uses the best tool for the job at hand.

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RE[2]: Nice
by Ultimatebadass on Fri 9th Sep 2011 08:22 in reply to "RE: Nice"
Ultimatebadass Member since:
2006-01-08

"us techies"?
us techies use xen or/and kvm :p


No, "we" use whatever works best in a given situation.

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