In this special edition of the Dan and David Show we interview to VMware President Diane Greene. VMware just announced a future product designed to enable Mac OS X users to run multiple PC operating systems simultaneously without rebooting. David has been hot on the virtualization topic lately, and peppers Diane with questions about standards, hypervisor and operating system changes, Microsoft, Xen, Linux kernal patches, hardware-based virtualization and virtual appliances.
See also my coverage of a panel discussion on virtualization at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit, where Greene said regarding standards:
"The industry goes at Microsoft's cadence. The data center has to change [when Microsoft has new software]. This is a phenomenal opportunity for the industry. To that end VMware is progressive and pushing standards, so you can run any hypervisor with any operating system with any system management or any virtual machine," Greene said. "If the industry pushes this adoption, [the competition] will be about price and quality. Time will tell if Microsoft will get on with the standard. Things happen very fast with communications, the Web and blogging. When people recognize the opportunity in pushing the standard, I don't know why they wouldn't get behind it."
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