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Robert McLaws: Microsoft Virtual Server Sucks(?)



And this guy is a Windows guy, check his post. But seriously Microsoft has a lot of ground to gain and I am not really sure if they may ever be able to provide a robust enterprise ready (or even developer ready, like those of Robert). Why?

  • There is indeed no beta as there is no (real) product
  • Viridian has some cool plans, yeah, you don't show us or let us in (No please, I don't need a laptop with pre-viridian release), we can't say much. Robert apparently has seen some better PowerPoint sheets, I guess
  • Honestly, its a non-issue. We all know everyone hates Joe Tucci for taking VMware away.
The only other thing that frustrates me about Virtual Server is the way networking is set up. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to set up a network between a Guest and the Host that doesn't require the physical network adapter to be enabled. Sometimes I work on VMs on my laptop while I'm travelling, and since VMRC is as equally terrible as Virtual PC, I can't Remote Desktop in because the Guest VM can't get an IP address. Which means I have to make sure I shut down the VM in Virtual Server and start it up in Virtual PC first. Ugh.


I have tried it as well. I mean how hard can it be. Take parallels, VMware, or other vendors. Setting stuff up and running is the last thing I want to pull my hairs out on.
But I sure hope that Microsoft does something really *breakthrough* in the Viridian release as 2008, my friends, will be a totally different era, trust me. Take this Parallels coherence example for instance, users are getting picky. you keep them out, you're out!

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