Microsoft and XenSource to Develop Interoperability for Windows Server Virtualization
Posted Jul 23, 2006 23:59 UTC (Sun) by nlucas
Parent article: Microsoft and XenSource to Develop Interoperability for Windows Server Virtualization
I believe most missed the real point (although some were around it).
What the announcement says is that Xen *guest* OS's will work with the Microsoft hypervisor, not the the other way around. I would not be surprised if they have some agreement with VMWare for the same thing (or even if the VMWare try to have a common hypervisor API wasn't under the Microsoft directions, though that is going into conspiracy theories).
I believe that what they want is to have control on everything running on the machine (meaning they can enforce DRM - included on Vista), while at the same time "dogding" from acusations of not allowing the user to install what they want on the PC.
If someone says they don't allow users to install Linux or other OS on the same PC, they just say that isn't true, because they can run it under the hypervisor. And all in name of user "John Doe" security, because of the "bad" guys who write malware (and hypervisor based rootkits).
Now all they need for (even more) world domination is for BIOS manufacturers to include the Microsoft Hypervisor on the chip...
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