Buddy, can you spare AIDiamond of a Mine? :-)
"In reality though, it just may be the case that Microsoft never gets this virtualization thing quite right. It's shown no indication of having the technology down so far."
In reality though, this virtualisation thing has got nothing to do with the technology per se, and everything to do with landing the right brAIns to Program the Future with ITs Virtualisation of Globalisation Programs/Dark Matter Cinderella Rock a Fella Market Forces.
And if anyone tells you that Virtualisation is any different, then they aint got ITs CodeXXXX, and $500million would be a crazy sum to pay for Vapourware.
An ex Cellent Sub-Prime Play though, you would have to admit.
Goodness knows what the priceless Real McCoy would be arbitrarily valued at? Not that it would really matter whenever it is Virtually, in Reality, an Inward Circular Investment.
The Long Good Friday v2.00.... Holywood Directors Cut has a Certain je ne sais quoi/Deja Vu Resonance.