Ballmer Says Longhorn Will Support Linux

Thursday, April 21 2005 @ 05:33 PM CST

Contributed by: Linegod

The virtualization product can be used to consolidate several servers running different operating systems on a single piece of hardware. In a demo, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer showed how Microsoft Operations Manager is now able to manage Sun servers running Solaris. Ballmer pulled out the fans from the system, and the software warned about the overheating and allowed the administrator to move the workload to another unit.

Latest News about Microsoft will make it easier for businesses to use its management tools for a wide variety of hardware, up to and including Linux systems, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer told delegates at the company's Management Summit in Las Vegas.

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I had to use the 'Humour' topic. It's like they believe they are still relevant.....

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