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Re: [Xen-devel] VMWare patents?

On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 04:18:32PM +0900, aq wrote:
> Hello,
> I am reading some Virtual Machine papers, and found that VMWare has
> patented certain technology named MultipleWorlds. Anybody please tell
> me exactly what that MultipleWorlds is about? And is that only
> technology patentd by them?


> One more question: VMWare use dynamic binary translator to emulate
> some "sensitive" instructions. If so, why their softwares are not
> always compatible with OSes? Is that because their solution is not
> perfect? (For example I remembered VMWare Workstation didnt support
> WinXP when WinXP first released. Only after sometime, they upgraded
> their software to support it)

I think it's due to optimizations (what and where is a translation

But you could get more information in a vmware related forum. ;)

Luciano Rocha

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