Microsoft Gives Away Virtual Server, Supports Linux

Posted by dave on Apr 11, 2006 1:40 PM EDT
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When you are the wealthiest company in the world (in terms of cash on hand and ongoing quarterly profits), you have some options that other companies just don't have when it comes to dealing with competition. And last week, at the center of the LinuxWorld maelstrom of open source projects and products, Microsoft threw a few surprises at the Linux and virtualization camps when it announced that not only would it be giving away the latest iteration of its Virtual Server 2005 software for free, but that it would also provide technical support for Linux running inside virtual machines inside VS 2005.

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