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cjbriare



Joined: 09 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:42 am    Post subject: Unfair Microsoft Reply with quote

Did anybody notice that its kind of unfair that microsoft lets you download virtual pc for windows for free, but the mac version is really expensive?

Thank heavens for QEMU! Confused
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da9000



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Typical MS tactic: drown out the competition (I assume VMware in this case?) by giving it out for free because they can take the hit. Worked for IE, Word/Office, etc, etc
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

da9000 wrote:
Typical MS tactic: drown out the competition (I assume VMware in this case?) by giving it out for free because they can take the hit. Worked for IE, Word/Office, etc, etc


VMware has a lot of patents related to the virtualization area that apparently makes it difficult for others to match up to their performance on some systems. The fact that the newer chips from intel and amd contain hardware hypervisor support negates this somewhat, as we have seen with parallels. MS Probably wont be as successful burying them, unless they decided to buy VMware, which is always possible with the tractor trailers of cash MS has.

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