Monday, April 07, 2008

Aiming for a Virtual End to PC Headaches - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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So-called virtual machine software, which allows a computer to simultaneously run different operating systems and applications, is already having a big impact in corporate data centers. And the leader in virtual software for server computers, VMware, has been a big winner, a hot I.P.O. last summer (current market capitalization: $19 billion), and important enough to attract the wrath of — and competitive salvos from — Microsoft.

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The MokaFive team is trying to bring the benefits of virtualization to desktops and laptops — security, energy efficiency, flexibility and less need for technical support. Several corporations have been sampling MokaFive’s technology for months in pilot projects. But the Silicon Valley company is announcing on Monday that its software will be commercially available in June.

Aiming for a Virtual End to PC Headaches - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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