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Just In (sort of)…..VPC for Windows 2004 is now FREE.

Posted by Clayton James on July 18, 2006

See the difference when competition is prevelant in the software industry. I find it amusing that even with only two real contributors/competitors in the virtualization market, Microsoft and VMWare, they have both released amazing products for free.

VPC
Virtual Server
VMWare Server
What other industry would do this?.

Maybe we as software consumers are a fickle bunch and have no loyalty to anybody. As long as its great software and well priced we will move between vendors without a care in the world, thus keeping the major players on their toes and ready for any opportunity.

Virtualization is an amazing concept/product in itself and it is truly revolutionising the way developers/IT Pros are working on a day to day basis. The people who work in designing and building virtual server/pc and vmware are extrodinary people and I take my hat off to them.

Thanks to the Marketing department at Microsoft and VMWare for providing these products free to the community. Somehow, I don’t think they were doing this out of the goodness of their heart………you know…….giving back to the community. Suffocating the competition through product saturation is more likely the cause 😉

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