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Microsoft: Virtualization is not mature for customers?

This ZDnet Asia post is actually all about the Vista. And what Virtualization's maturity has got to do with it, is something I don't get it. Micrsoft's move to disallow virtualization for Vista will force users to just about shun Vista and go for Mac with Leopard.

According to the Gartner analyst, Microsoft's decision is derived from a license restriction, not a technical one. So, a consumer who wants to run Windows Vista under VMware on a Mac, for instance, will violate Microsoft's EULA, he added.

Yeah, Asia, Africa and S. America is no way interested in proprietary software. Reason? They feel not only abandoned by the expensive (and restrictive) licensing but, and this is more interesting, they are on a Open Source track. That having said, the technology shift has already taken place. Large states like TamilNadu (India) have flatly rejected such proprietary approaches.

It is a lot more political than you can think. I really don't think Microsoft even cares about the piracy issues like this post on Slashdot about Romania, read the comments and you'll see some really interesting posts and links!

Anyways, I wont take this post anymore off tangents, Virtualization is mature for the market, and for a pretty long time! Period!

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