Reactions to our white paper on Microsoft and licensing

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I guess our white paper on Microsoft licensing was perceived as aggressive. Headlines included "fires a broadside," "vilifies," "attacks," "blasts," "rails," "wallops," "complains," and "criticizes." ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley speculated we were preparing for an anti-trust lawsuit. A few people (including Techworld’s Manek Dubash, as linked by Microsoft’s Patrick O’Rourke) thought VMware was whining, especially Read more...

Tell Us Your Story

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VMware making you a hero at work? We’d love to hear how VMware products and solutions are changing the way you do business. Please take a minute to tell us your story. Also, if you work in a small- or medium-sized business, please fill out this survey about where you get your IT information. Virtual Read more...

EMC Information Infrastructure for VMware

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EMC VP Chuck Hollis on how EMC’s portfolio applies to VMware. Chuck is great on the high-level enterprise landscape "information infrastructure" — how to peek into all the corners of your enterprise and manage what’s going on. VMware’s Virtual Infrastructure is an enabling platform, and Chuck talks about how to take advantage of what VI Read more...

Microsoft licensing: bad for today’s users

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We’ve posted the white paper Microsoft Virtualization Licensing and Distribution Terms, which lays out our concerns about some anti-consumer, anti-choice, and anti-ecosystem policies that Microsoft is choosing to implement. It goes into some detail around support, restrictions on virtual machines being converted or even running on other platforms, desktops, virtualization mobility, and APIs. The motivations Read more...

New York Times: licensing, OS lock-in, and, yes, competition

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From the Saturday, February 24, 2007 edition of the New York Times, A Software Maker Goes Up Against Microsoft. As the title implies, the story hook is competition between VMware and Microsoft. But the real issues are how customers are affected by hypervisor lock-in and licensing limits. In a meeting with corporate customers in New Read more...