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As it preps the next release of its XenServer virtual machine hypervisor, Citrix is reliving the American Revolution. The company's XenServer dev team - on the move from Britain to Boston - is putting the finishing touches on a new version code-name "George," after King George III. And the next release is dubbed "Midnight Ride …


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George III?

So this package will spew blue urine on its underlings, with a maintenance release labeled "porphyria"? Or will it be mad as a March hare from v1.0?

Citrix are to be congratulated on their knowledge of history, if nothing else.


So its called George ?

I can't wait for the Dubya Release !


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Symantec sells a variant of the Xen Hypervisor too

"Veritas Virtual Infrastructure delivers the first unified enterprise-class virtualization solution, bringing industry-leading storage management into x86 virtual server environments for production workloads. Leveraging Veritas Storage Foundation, along with Citrix XenServer server virtualization technology, customers can seamlessly manage both storage and virtual server operations using one intuitive, highly scalable, web-based console."

Paris Hilton

August 2007

Citrix acquired XenSource in 2007 - not 2000. And I'm curious about the "10,000" computers statistic as of that date; it seems unlikely.

Paris, because she has a hard time with numbers, too.


Currency in the American Colonies

Cannot let ian get away with it.

This is from a role-playing group re-enacting the American War of


Currency and Finance in the 18th Century

By James E. Newell - German Regiment, 1st Continental Regiment of Foot

In 1751, "England attempted, in a number of steps, to regulate the American

paper money".

"Actually, the middle colonies continued to issue paper, and New York was

officially allowed to renew their land bank in 1771, Pennsylvania, theirs in

1773 and New Jersey, theirs in 1774. The English Merchants redoubled their

efforts in response, and in 1775, England prohibited all paper money in the


"It is not well understood today, however, that the relatively small taxes

proposed by England were only part of the story. The regulation, by England,

of attempts by the colonies to facilitate their own internal economies was

the other half. This control culminated, of course, in the outright ban on

printed money announced in 1775. Alexander Hamilton is considered correct in

claiming that paper money was 3/4 of the total money supply on the "eve of

the revolution". By this time, paper money had become, for the population,

the "ancient system" and had existed as long as most people could remember.

If placed into effect, the prohibition of the use of paper money would have

destroyed the budding American economy."

Parliamentary Reports for 1776 record, in the Debate on The Address, Lord

Chatham appealing to Lord North not to tax the Colonies, and giving a very

accurate account of the result if he went ahead.

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