Why funded by Microsoft+Intel? NGSCB backward compatibility!
Posted Oct 3, 2003 7:39 UTC (Fri) by edmundo
In reply to: Why funded by Microsoft+Intel? NGSCB backward compatibility!
Parent article: The first stable Xen release
> However, that both Intel Research and Microsoft Research has funded it,
> leaves me somewhat concerned.
I would guess that Microsoft is interested because Windows is not a truly multi-user operating system and because increasingly Windows has to share its hardware with Linux if it is to be used at all on servers.
I would guess that Intel is interested because it lets people have virtual machines without changing to an architecture that provides better support for them.
However, I'm not saying you shouldn't worry about DRM, etc.
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