Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Windows and Linux, side by side

Captain's log, Sector 43, 3rd Quadrant, HELL. Temperature, -19 F:

Microsoft Corp. on Monday said it is teaming up with Linux supplier XenSource to allow computers to run the upcoming version of Microsoft's Windows server operating system on computers that are simultaneously running Linux software.

In the latest sign that it is dropping its resistance to Linux, Microsoft of Redmond, Washington is teaming up with Palo Alto, California-based XenSource to compete with VMware, now the biggest supplier of so-called ``virtualization'' software.


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