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Virtualization: Why are people so upset at Vista?



I mean, Parallels blog complained about the EULA issue. and Forbess' guy was so upset that he couldn't help but complain.

Windows Vista: more than five years in the making, more than 50 million lines of code. The result? A vista slightly more inspiring than the one over the town dump. The new slogan is: "The 'Wow' Starts Now," and Microsoft touts new features, many filched shamelessly from Apple's Macintosh. But as with every previous version, there's no wow here, not even in ironic quotes. Vista is at best mildly annoying and at worst makes you want to rush to Redmond, Wash. and rip somebody's liver out.


You have got to be really upset to say that!

VirtualSteve (from Sun) writes this:

Microsoft and Apple are both treading on very dangerous ground right now. Until recently it seemed impossible that another desktop player could make a real impact on the world, but the two desktop giants of computing appear to be committing what could be a fatal error. In a classic nod to the innovators dilemma both of these companies are fighting the idea that their Operating Systems should be run in virtual environments. It's pretty clear that virtualization will be as big of a force on the desktop as it is on the server and both of these companies are limiting their customer's ability to take advantage of this.


I am a big fan of Clayton. When IBM did a research and interviewed some 750+ CEOs, they all mentioned that several technologies will wipe out their business unless they act! Unless they act. Virtualization is NOT A THREAT but in a certain way it is indeed an "ambiguous threat" because that phenomenon will eat away your earnings if you don't act now and if you don't act wisely. don't hate or even turn your back to the change which is marching and your territory happens to just lie in its way. It really doesn't care what your business is. Consumerism, as I mentioned above, is playing the deciding factor.

VMware has played a great role in giving a lot of consumers the power to develop independently. Virtualization is eventually going to empower organizations to be flexible and get reay for the TRUE GRID. Imagine that kind of freedom! The freedom to keep your business running despite all odds that affect (mostly adversely) the sustainability.

This move might be seen as a problem now just or mere developers. Apple could have seen its opportunity to have Mac Virtual Oss in the corporate world. No more just for geeks wandering in the hallway with a MacBook but plain enterprise Mac OS, Windows and Linux OS. User chooses what he wants. User happy, employers happy. How bad can that be?

Check Steve's comment and if you are interested in listening to Clayton (highly recommended!!!) check this on Wikipedia.

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