Linux fell off the roadmap yesterday when Microsoft announced it had bought Connectix's virtual machine technology, and in characteristic style
pitched it as meaning that existing Windows users would now be able to upgrade faster to new versions by running old windows virtually on new Windows.
Products differently-purposed from Connectix's Virtual PC for Windows would therefore seem to us to stand in some considerable peril, particularly as
there is at least a suggestion that Microsoft plans to roll the technology into the operating system.
February 20, 2003