quote: Actually its fairly easy to run non-MS OS's on VirtualPC, and MS has announced official support for Linux and a few other OS's for the 2007 release, so I guess that blows your theory out of the water. ;)
quote: You forget the other half of supporting non-Microsoft operating systems. I didn't think I'd be hard-pressed to actually say this (since it should be obvious), but you show me a Linux host running the new free Virtual PC and THEN my theory will be blown out of the water.
quote: Theory blown out of water: Here's an Ars Technica review where they describe having run Linux on Virtual PC 2004:
quote: Fedora installed easily, but caused Virtual PC to freeze when it tried to reboot. I was eventually able to kill the process, but it took a lot of coercion. The OS would boot, but all commands resulted in segfaulting.
quote: Actually VMware has a free "VMware Server" product which allows you to create VMs. Ofcourse "Workstation" adds on a lot of test/dev oriented functionality like snapshot trees, teams, etc. MS Virtual PC is equivalent to VMware Server. MS does not have any equivalent to VMware Workstation.
quote: That's sort of true. Unfortunately, with VMWare Server, you must run it on a Windows Server operating system. VMWare Server will not work properly on Windows XP.
quote: Is this Microsoft's reaction to Xen Virtualization?
quote: Some Mac fanatics have been claiming that Apple's next iteration of OS X will have the ability to natively run Windows Apps. I greatly doubt this. If I can write a Windows based App and it will run on both Windows and Macs natively why would I *ever* do a Mac native App?