> Isn't the Virtual Bridges technologies entirely proprietary?
It appears so from reading the marketing materials.
> I find it ironic that a Canonical exec is quoted in the announcement
> talking about using open standards to break proprietary lock-in, when the
> network enabled virtualization technology behind VERDE is itself
> completely proprietary.
True, but changing out the entire OS for a business can't be done overnight. Switching from a proprietary operating system such as Windows to something open like Ubuntu is a step in the right direction. It looks like the VERDE software is used as a stepping stone to allow users to continue to use Windows-only applications for which there is no native Linux port.