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Virtualization technology targets MIDs

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| VirtualLogix will spin a version of its embedded virtualization technology
| for mobile Internet devices (MIDs), it says. Supporting MIDs based on Intel
| Atom Z5xx processors, VLX for MIDs should help to simplify designs and
| materials bills, while improving voice quality, multimedia performance, and
| security, says VirtualLogix.


VMware Rated Amongst Top Five Vendors

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| VendorRate in its report of Top 10 vendors rated at LinuxWorld Expo 2008
| Conference announced that IT professionals gave their highest customer
| satisfaction scores to technology vendors Amazon, VMware, Shoretel, Apple and
| Google.



Windows will be killed by virtual appliances: VMware exec

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| Large commercial operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, will no
| longer exist within five to ten years, according to a senior VMware
| executive. Instead there will only be very thin open source operating systems
| supporting virtual appliances.


SplashTop Linux On HP, Dell Notebooks?

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| Days after we delivered that inaugural review, we found out DeviceVM was in
| talks with OEMs about shipping SplashTop on desktops and notebooks.
| [...]
| In addition to the instant-on Linux excitement this week for the HP Envy 133,
| Dell is apparently working on a similar Linux solution. Engadget has shared
| details surrounding the Dell E and E Slim.


Inside Dell's 'BlackTop' laptop Linux OS

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| Dell’s new laptops sideline Windows with a fast-boot Linux OS and ARM
| processor to check email, browse the Web and even sync with Exchange.


Dell introduces ten new laptops

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| On is a flash-based barebones Linux install that gets you up and running, on
| the Net, and with much of what you need to run the computer in instantly.
| Dell went to great pains to avoid saying the L-word though, it might anger
| the very touchy gods atop mount Redmond.


Are “instant on” notebooks the future?

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| If I think about my normal notebook usage patterns, I’m pretty sure I could
| spend a good 80 - 90% of my time in the instant on environment and only boot
| into Windows when I needed to do something specifically Windows-centric. In
| fact, given a properly set up Linux distro as the main OS (which should be a
| snap to set up since these systems would/should already be Linux-compatible
| because they are running the Linux-based instant on OS ) which would allow me
| to handle Microsoft Office docs, and a VPN, I could do away with having
| Windows on the system altogether and simply connect to a secondary
| Windows-based PC when I wanted that functionality (when on the road I rarely,
| if ever, need to run anything heavy such as Photoshop).


Dell’s comeback machine

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| There are some surprises beneath the surface of the Latitude line as well.
| One is an optional Linux-based low-power mode called Dell Latitude On, which
| boots in two seconds. It offers more than a day’s worth of battery life for
| basic tasks like web surfing, Exchange e-mail, and viewing e-mail
| attachments, and runs on an ARM-based (ARMH) chip rather than the main Intel
| processor. (HP and Lenovo laptops offer similar Linux modes, but with fewer
| capabilities.)



Dell Creating Consumer PCs Complete with Virtualization

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| And in a similar fashion to what Parallels and VMware Fusion did for the
| Intel-based Mac community, this could give the Linux operating system a boost
| from consumers who want to use the open source software but don't want to
| lose out on what Microsoft's Windows platforms offer. *


Dell considers bundling virtualization on motherboards

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| It's one of those ideas that you read and say to yourself, "Why didn't I
| think of that?"


Linux and virtualisation are ideal partners: Dell

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| Virtual machines are easier to build if you are running Linux, according to
| Dell's chief technical officer Kevin Kettler.


VMware Predicts Death To Operating Systems

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| Mendel Rosenblum envisions a world run by virtualization appliances where
| software makers wouldn't need a bulky or complex OS.


Dell Hoping Hypervisor Will Open Up Desktop Linux Market

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| Plenty of vendors are jumping into the virtualization marketplace, so it will
| be interesting if Dell is able to garner a following with this approach,
| especially if the sole purpose is to help break open the enterprise Linux
| market. *


Dual Booting Windows-Linux: The Dell Option

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| Generally when a company is considering an upgrade to new workstations or
| notebook computers, they will elect to use Microsoft Windows. Not out of love
| for the operating system, rather out of understanding for the importance of
| familiarity and compatibility with the existing office ecosystem. Sounds like
| a good approach, until the ecosystem breaks down with a security breach
| targeting the OS used almost exclusively by the business in question. * *


Microsoft Says No Windows Virtualization on Top of Linux

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| 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.


Vista Aiding Linux Desktop, Strategist Says

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| For example, a number of companies have moved back to Windows XP after
| deploying Vista, Crawford said, before quoting Scott Granneman, an author,
| entrepreneur and adjunct professor at Washington University in St. Louis, as
| saying, "To mess up a Linux box, you need to work at it; to mess up your
| Windows box, you just have to work on it."


Dell to stuff hypervisors in flash memory

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| Dell CTO Kevin Kettler today confirmed these plans during a speech here at
| LinuxWorld, saying the company expects to see major performance and
| power-saving improvements by dumping a hypervisor in flash. Customers will
| basically "boot to a virtual machine-ready" state, he said. *


Dell plans virtualization-oriented server

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| Any new x86 server can run virtualization software, but Dell plans to
| release a model that's geared specifically to those drawn to the newly
| mainstream computing trend, CNET News.com has learned.


Virtualization: Linux's killer app

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| Think about it. Even Microsoft supports running Linux on its Virtual
| Server product. Why would it do that? Wouldn't an OS partitioning
| technology, such as that used by OpenVz or Sun Solaris, be more in
| keeping with the kind of homogeneous environments that Microsoft
| would like to see? Why would Microsoft invest its resources to
| support a virtual machine technology that can only open the
| door to Linux in the datacenter?

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