Analysts: Virtualization to save businesses millions

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| Senior industry figures have also named virtualization as the technology
| poised to play the most significant role in tackling the challenges many
| chief information officers face, such as rising energy costs.

Microsoft was caught off guard.

EMC in Shadow as VMware Offspring Draws Spotlight

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| VMware booked nearly $704 million in 2006 sales and is on track for $1.2
| billion in 2007. As long as the EMC spin-off keeps climbing, two sets of
| shareholders stand to benefit.


Microsoft cuts Windows virtualization features

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| The company is changing three key features of the hypervisor
| technology to try to stick to its schedule of releasing the
| technology within 180 days of completing its Windows Server
| "Longhorn" operating system, due to be finalized before the
| end of the year.

More than half of Microsoft Vista needs re-writing

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| "Up to 60% of the code in the new consumer version of Microsoft new Vista
| operating system is set to be rewritten..."