September 10, 2001

VMware wins deal with Microsoft

Author: JT Smith

Reported at ZDNet News: "VMware, a maker of software that lets Intel computers run several operating systems
simultaneously, will announce a major new customer Monday: Microsoft.

VMware CEO Diane Greene said Microsoft has started distributing her company's software to
some of its salespeople, who can use it to simplify software demonstrations that normally require
the use of several computers. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. VMware sells versions of its
software for workstations and
servers and lets a Linux or
Windows system run several
versions of either operating
system or of several other


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