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Old Aug 9, 2007, 09:57 AM   #1
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Microsoft Says No Windows Virtualization on Top of Linux

SAN FRANCISCO—Microsoft will not allow Windows Vista or Windows XP to be virtualized on top of Linux, Sam Ramji, the director of Microsoft's open-source software lab, said at the annual LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here Aug. 7.

"What we have heard predominantly from customers is that they want to be able to mix and match their data center applications, but we haven't seen significant demand for Linux applications on the desktop or for desktop virtualization on top of Linux," Ramji said in an address titled "Linux and Windows Interoperability: On the Metal and on the Wire."

But, he said that while he does hear a lot of requests for this from developers in the Linux community, the feedback Microsoft is getting from customers and its Interoperability Executive Customer Council with regard to the desktop is that they want .Net and Java interoperability.

"We get no significant request for desktop virtualizations across platforms," he said.

Ramji said that while it's not currently possible to move a virtual machine between the Linux (Xen) and Windows Server virtualization platforms, it's something customers would like to see at some point in the future. "But this is not at the top of the customer request list," he said.

There are a couple of reasons why interoperability is necessary, he said, noting that the market for heterogeneous solutions is growing rapidly and that two platforms, Windows and Linux, will continue to dominate the x86 data center.

As to why now, he said customers are asking for interoperability, and the technical collaboration agreement with Novell has provided a unique opportunity and will be a model allowing Microsoft, of Redmond, Wash., to collaborate and interoperate with others in the Linux and open-source community going forward.

"There is a perfect storm really between virtualization and the move to x64. Customers have been trying to drive down costs, and server consolidation is the obvious way to go to be able to drive server utilization rates higher, while virtualization and related management solutions are critical. And being able to consolidate on 64-bit hardware is a double whammy, so we see this as a tsunami that is creating the next-generation data center," Ramji said.


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I would love to have my server running Linux with Vista in virtual mode.
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You can, that's not what the article says you can't do. It's a very misleading title and content has been updated since it was first published. The restriction is that MS won't be developing interoperability for Vista to run apps on top of a linux server in the same manner as VMware fusion does MAC OSX and Windows.
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