> My guess, based on your comment about 64GB servers, is that you haven't much exposure to "Enterprise" VM systems like ESX, Xen or KVM.
True. Well, I got access to the 64GB for free already 2 years ago because it was kind of surplus for the owner organization. So I could have thought that it was no longer a high end machine.
Just checked the first Dell offer I could find and 96GB were 4000 EUR. Indeed cheaper than I thought, but still some 50 EUR per user just for RAM in such a VM installation.
But if I get your point right, you say it's getting that cheap that we can stop worrying about a single Linux being suitable for multiple users with privacy/security requirements. Just use VMs in that case.