Microsoft Virtual Server to virtualize Linux

Posted on Thursday, April 21 2005 @ 0:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that the company will open up its Virtual Server 2005 to run non-Windows machines, including Linux.

He said that Microsoft has listened to suggestions from users who demanded better support for non-Windows machines in the Operations Manager software. Ballmer stated that support for running Linux-based virtual machines will be added later this year in a service pack for the Virtual Server software.
Although the current version allows someone to run Linux or another operating system, Microsoft plans with the update to add support when customers run into trouble with a non-Windows operating system.
Ballmer also showed Microsoft Operations Manager controlling Solaris servers.

More info about Ballmer's speech at CNET

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