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April 4, 2006 09:18 PM PST

Xen is a virtualization environment, something like VMWare. Read a neat analysis of it here.

Even better than booting Windows on an Intel Mac, just buy some stonkin' powerful hardware and run a bunch of OSes at the same time!

Comments (7)
John, April 5, 2006 09:45 AM:

There are some very interesting things happening in this space when you consider Intel and AMD building in hardware virtualization support soon as well as Microsoft licensing some tech to XenSource. The competition with VMWare is really heating up.

Paul, April 5, 2006 11:16 AM:

More news on this.

GW, April 5, 2006 01:12 PM:

These were very interesting articles. We've been using MS VS 05 here for about a year and a half. We just built our first VMWare server and people like it. Much more OS independent.

This was the first that I had heard about the CPU optimizations coming though. That's good to know and will be highly anticipated I imagine.

Now's the time for a group to gobble market share though. I know we're ready to jump on something. It just needs to be stable and have the proper performance characteristics. Previous to MS VS 05 R2 Microsoft was just not taking advantage of the available hardware.

GW, April 5, 2006 02:07 PM:

Also, R2 will support some Linux flavors...

Link Here

J, April 6, 2006 03:49 PM:

Article on virtualization for the Mac. This is the first report I've seen that talks about virtualization for desktop users. Seems like you'd still install the dual boot stuff to get the drivers for Windows on the Mac, and then just use virtualization to boot into both at the same time.

J, April 7, 2006 12:34 PM:

Furrygoat has a little post about Mac/XP virtualization. XP boots in under 5 seconds!

J, April 16, 2006 01:28 PM:

An article about Linux on the Intel Mac.

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