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Operating system suppliers Red Hat, which is the leading commercial Linux distro by some measures, and Microsoft, the only maker of Windows, today announced a cross-platform support agreement that will allow operating systems from one to run on the hypervisors of the other. The interoperability agreement has been forced on the …

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"...and that they do not want to cope with hypervisor sprawl any more than they want server or operating system sprawl."

Is that the same as saying that they do not want any competition?

Err....... Embrace Horse door Extend stable bolted Extinguish fat Chance would then spring to mind.

A sign of the times, methinks, with Virtual Players appearing out of Nowhere and Cloud to make rain on cosy parades and Change the Game completely...... as in Steal a Long March on the Opposition?

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www.boycottredhat.com

Oh no! Another Linux outfit displays commercial sensibilities! How dare they? How DARE they agree to work with proprietary software? Time to start the hate against Red Hat.

Come on, OpenSourcers, rise from your parents' basements and start slagging Red Hat off.

Go Ubuntu!

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Clap Clap Oh Joy

So now Linux can be infeected by Microshaft

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Good but interestingly vacuous

One of the great attractions of Xen or KVM is that it allows you to isolate those Windows servers you'd rather not be running into well-contained little virtual machines so you don't have to spend hours (days? weeks? months?) trawling the net for barely functioning device drivers from the different hardware vendors -- one, simple, small hardware environment and that's yer lot.

Meanwhile, of course, those antique legacy windows apps that you have to keep those Windows servers around for can just sit there in their little virtual machines and you don't need to worry about non-existant hardware upgrades or anything like that.

The same can be said, to a large extent, about old Linux distros running in virtual machines.

What's interestingly vacuous though is Red Hat's lack of clarity on the hypervisor: Xen, KVM or both? Xen would appear to have a place in the data centre whereas KVM would appear to have its home on the desktop (at the moment) -- but the choice of tested Windows variants would tend to guide one towards Xen.

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