[kwlug-disc] MS in your kernel?
ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Tue Jul 21 21:44:51 EDT 2009
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Definition of an oxymoron:
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> + * Copyright (c) 2009, Microsoft Corporation.
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> + * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
> + * under the terms and conditions of the GNU General Public License,
> + * version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.
Chris Frey wrote:
> I'm assuming that was a joke...
> And some other commentary:
Nice analysis of the situation. So does Linus/Linux hold off on these
new patches until Microsoft allows Linux to run virtual Windows "really
fast"? I don't think it matters too much at this point: the underlying
hardware is so fast that even an unoptimized XP VM on a Linux host will
give the Office user a nice ride.
Is this an opportunity for Linux? Why buy Windows 7 when you can just
do a physical-to-virtual transfer of your existing XP install an run it
on Linux for free? VMware has a lovely tool for such transfers:
Of course, I would prefer to have the final image running on VirtualBox.
Apparently, the newer versions of VirtualBox will run VMware images.
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