iTWire - Microsoft Office users ready to jump ship: poll
What, you thought maybe I was kidding?
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This copy of Windows is not genuine.You'll also be blocked from updates and new releases. OK, fine, except that I remember the issues Microsoft had with their Windows Genuine Advantage initiative when it rolled out.
You may be the victim of software counterfeiting
“We think that virtualization will eventually be just like having wheels on your car; it’s just going to be there.”And from Hey, Microsoft! Virtualize this!:
-- Zane Adam, director of product marketing
for the Windows Server division
President of VMWare Diane Greene isn't a happy bunny: "I spend a great deal of time thinking about this part of the industry and there are two virtualization competitive struggles going on right now, whose outcome is going to profoundly affect users and vendors. First is the specification of the virtual machine format. Is it going to be a license-free industry standard? If it is not and one company owns the license, they will have a defining control point over virtualization ... The second area is the question of whether virtualization should be tightly integrated into the operating system or instead a separate wholly independent layer."Personally, I see no reason why either of the statements I've italicized should be true. Virtualization should "just be there"? Why? If you don't need it, why have it? And why on Earth should it be "tightly integrated" into the OS? This begs the question, "which OS?," since part of the benefit of virtual servers is that you can run separate operating systems in their own respective virtual spaces. Better to make your OS play well inside a virtual server than to try to jam a virtual server into your OS.