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Bubbles come in various forms and not all are made of soap.
A bubble is a minimal-energy surface ...
And if you read this temporal layer cake you get to see the frosting is something that thawed out.
This is why Apple Leopard was rumored to be delayed the first time circa Mar 23, 2007. The 'rumor' proved to be true.
The date here is shortly after Microsoft shut down UDDI (formally along with IBM and SAP back in December 12, 2005 I know the article says December 16 but an original announcement had the December 12 date. Then, consider when UDDI was actually shut down being less than 30days from a projected January 16. Odd, isn' tit. There's a ton of those.) circa January 12, 2006. UDDI defined.
Sunday, January 15th, 2006
In an article of AppleInsider the General Manager of the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft, Roz Ho said; “Virtual PC 7 remains the top emulation software for Mac PowerPC users. However, applications like Virtual PC that are highly dependent on the OS will not run under Rosetta”,
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IBM has since demonstrated aggressive moes in virtualization, having the first and, as of yet, only Native XML.unstructured/strudctured hybrid database DB2 9 (codename Viper first google on db2 viper blog) .
Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
The list of Virtual Appliances is growing and growing Not only small apps are being made available as Virtual Appliances, IBM is now also offering the best database server on this planet available in a Virtual Machine A prepacked SuSe with IBM DB2 installed. Jippie
IBM DB2 Virtual Appliance
Here is the historical milemarker where Leopard took on the virtualization spots.
Friday, March 24th, 2006
According to reliable sources is the next MacOS “Leopard” ready for virtualization. This should allow users to run osX and Windows at the same time
MacosXrumors is telling this news and often they have been right. Read more about it here
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Here is the historical milemarker where Microsoft changed their virtualization spots.
Tuesday, April 4th, 2006
Suddenly from the dark, the big Microsoft has awakend to the virtualization needs of their customers. From today Virtual Server 2005 R2 is available for free, it will support Linux operating systems, has Virtual Machine Additions available for Red Hat and SuSe and becomes an ‘open standard’ company by providing the masses with a (licensed) […]
And they seemed to go with virtualization in a big way
Friday, May 19th, 2006
Microsoft is really starting to take virtualization serious. Besides working on their own hypervisor, they are now also looking at application virtualization. They are in talks with Softricity to buy them, giving them an application virtualization technology that directly competes against Citrix’s Tarpon technology. According to some sources the deal is almost completed.
CRN and […]
A real big way.
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006
Microsoft is developing their new System Center Virtual Machine Manager, one of the key new feathers of this product is a self-service provisioning system
According to the microsoft product page: Virtual infrastructure is commonly used in test and development environments where there is consistent provisioning and teardown of virtual machines for testing purposes. This […] They went crazy with it!
Monday, July 24th, 2006
Microsoft already earlier announced that they would only charge a license per 4 windows 2003R2 running virtual machines. Now they are making it even more simpler. For customers that buy a Windows Server Datacenter Edition, they can run an unlimited number of Windows Server Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter virtual machines on a single physical […]
And they looked like they were doing good.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
Yep, you are reading it right! Of course we can not freely distibute the Microsoft Windows operating system in a virtual machine, but if you are Microsoft yourself you can do what ever you want So Microsoft has decided to release their Visual Studio Orcas as technology preview in a Virtual Machine. Of course […]
And even the poor people will be heppy.
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
Well the machines just started rolling out of the factories, but if you are interested to know what the childeren in the poor african countries will have to their disposal, you can check out the OLPC as a virtual appliance. Tom Hoffman has made the OLPC images available on his blog.
The OLPC Image for VMware
But, then, something happened. VCSY longs believe the following comes after Microsoft received a 'cease and desist' on grounds of infringement by .Net (and thus all the products produced by .Net) against a VCSY patent US 6,826,744 . The consensus is that another VCSY patent and one pending even more severely impact Microsoft .Net and other Microsoft operations. Of course all of this is conjecture until somebody walks up to the microsophone and says 'Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.
Knowing the history of January 15th, 2006 illuminates the following.
Apple reportedly to postpone Leopard to support Windows Vista
Ruby Huang, Taipei; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 23 March 2007]
Apple is expected to launch its next generation Leopard operating system (OS) in April, but according to industry sources, the release of the new OS will be postponed to October to allow Apple to make Leopard support Windows Vista through an integrated version of its Boot Camp software.
THAT was a rumor vociferously denied by all Apple contacts until this and that:
Top secret features suspect in Apple's Leopard delay
By Katie Marsal
Published: 12:00 PM EST
Apple Inc. has placed the blame for missing its self-imposed Leopard release date on its itty-bitty iPhone device, but analysts on Wall Street suspect other culprits -- such as a widely touted but so far elusive set of "top secret" features destined for the next-generation Mac OS.
Sure enough there was a gnat in the pudding. It festered a bit then came to a head.
Apple prepares surprise Leopard release for WWDC
Posted on May 10th, 2007 by Triston McIntyre
Apple has informed the Securities and Exchange Commission that both the iPhone and Leopard have achieved “technological feasibility,” meaning they are near ready for a public release; is Apple planning a surprise full release of its groundbreaking operating system?
And where is Microsoft all this time?
May 10, 2007
Microsoft Viridian: Another Day, Another Delay
By: Clint Boulton
Less than a month after pushing back the delivery date for its Windows Server virtualization technology, Microsoft (Quote) today said that key features of the software will not be delivered in the second half of the year.
Viridian, a virtualization hypervisor (define), was supposed to arrive in the first half of the 2007 but was pushed to the second half of 2007.
Citing quality concerns, Viridian will not include Live migration, or hot-add resources for storage, networking, memory and processors, which allow developers to move, add or remove resources without taking the machine down, and it will limit support to 16 cores, or four quad-core processors.
Somebody's going to have to explain all this come Monday morning at the skeet range.
QUACK QUACK QUACK Color me Endangered
Published Thursday, May 10, 2007 12:24 PM by Robert McLaws
Filed under: Virtual Server, Windows Virtualization, Virtual PC
I don't think Microsoft is "in it to win it" with Virtualization anymore. Mike Neil, GM of "Virtualization Strategy" announced today that Microsoft isn't putting out a beta of Windows Server Virtualization until Longhorn Server RTMs (which is in November, the last I heard). On top of that, they're going to be cutting some of the features they touted the most in previous public demonstrations; features such as live migration, hot-adding resources, and support for extreme multicore.
Now, normally this wouldn't be a huge deal...
See body of article at URL
...Actions are clearly speaking louder than words here, and Microsoft is headed for a really embarrassing loss.
There was a point when I was really excited about what Microsoft was doing with Virtualization. I'm not anymore. I can't afford to wait another year for a virtualization platform that's been delayed and castrated. I was just getting ready to deploy a new web server network on Virtual Server, in anticipation of WSV. Looks like I'm going to have to look into VMWare instead. XenSource is shipping now, maybe I should take a look at their platform too.
I had such high hopes.
and why young Mister Robert is correct:
Virtualization as chunked by Microsoft: if-you-desire-illumination-on-this-and.html
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