[TriLUG] Microsoft contributes drivers to Linux kernel
glcox at pobox.com
Tue Jul 21 09:53:51 EDT 2009
> On Jul 21, 2009, at 6:18 AM, Steve Holton wrote:
>> making it easier to host a virtual machine, running
>> Linux.....on Windows.
> And we would want to do that why?
If they can be host to Linux guests they're poised to enter a battle with
VMware for the major piece of the market for which the only two OS'es in the
shop are Win and Lin.
If I have a Linux guest on a HA cluster of Windows, oh ha ha Windows always
needs to be rebooted, but if I can flop the guest to another host (a la
Vmotion) whenever I want, then suddenly I have a leg up on baremetal Linux
since I can work around hardware issues. If MSFT undercuts VMware's pricing,
it'd be worth a look.
People who don't mind rebooting their guests can use the free stuff,
Xen, ESXi, whatever.
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