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Re: [Xen-devel] Microsoft plans 'hypervisor' for Longhorn

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Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Microsoft plans 'hypervisor' for Longhorn
From: Jon Smirl <jonsmirl@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 21:39:14 -0400
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On 08 Jun 2005 02:21:04 +0100, M.A. Williamson <maw48@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Article mentions Xen as Microsoft's competition.

Could Apple's x86 switch require Intel VT too? The one year delay
lines up with VT availability.  Requiring Intel VT would probably lock
out all existing machines since it would be difficult to emulate on
existing chips. Intel VT specific shuts out AMD which matches their

The simple reason for requiring VT is to get MS Windows app support.
Windows would run in another VM. A virtual graphics card would then
make it appear inside the Mac display. Running an SMB server
internally allows partitions to be shared. Daemons in each OS could
export the clipboard over a virtual network to make DND work and do
things like mouse handoff.

Any rumors of Apple working on a hypervisor?

Jon Smirl

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