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A Virtual OS for My Hypervisor Please

Article Source Linux Magazine
September 14, 2009, 4:14 pm

Current operating systems (OSs), available as ISO images or on CD/DVD media, arrive to you with the assumption that they’re condemned to life as the soul of a single dedicated computer. They’re optimized for this singular purpose and we like it; we like it fine. But how much longer will these single-purpose, physical machine, operating systems prevail? When will we see an OS that’s ready to play nice on the Hypervisor of your choice right out of the box?

A virtual OS would have all of the platform-specific tools pre-installed so that the OS deploys in an optimal state. We need an OS that knows it’s virtual and thrives on that virtual reality...

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