Dell’s participation in this agreement will include the purchase of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server certificates from Microsoft. Dell will also agree to create a services and marketing program to encourage current Linux customers who are not Dell Linux Customers to migrate to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
More and more I’m seeing that the coexistence of closed and open source, Windows and Linux, are permanent parts of our future.
Virtualization puts many technologies on a collisions course. If you’ve used something like Parallels coherence technology, you just seamlessly switch from one application to another, with little thought as to which underlying operating system is running the application.
People talk about who’s going to own the desktop in the future. The answer is no one, and everyone. I’ll go out on a limb and speculate that in five years, most high-tech people (developers, IT pros, etc) will be running multiple operating systems on their desktop simultaneously. The real question is, who will own the hypervisor?