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Windows 7: VMware's Maritz virtually pronounces death of Windows


31 Aug 2010   #1

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VMware's Maritz virtually pronounces death of Windows

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It could not have been easy for former Microsoft exec Paul Maritz to pronounce the death of the operating system today.
Maritz, who is CEO of VMware, said during his keynote today that virtualization and new application frameworks combined represent the de facto operating system for the IT-as-a-Service era since the two layers of the new stack handle all of the hardware and application services once provided by operating systems.
Okay, Maritz did not pronounce the death of Windows verbatim but referred to the “changing role” of the OS as a legacy software layer that needs to get a new life. He did say the era of client/server is over.
More: VMware's Maritz virtually pronounces death of Windows | ZDNet

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31 Aug 2010   #2

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Is this guy so wrapped up in his little virtualization world, that he doesn't realize not only that computers are not by any means exclusive to IT-as-a-Service people, but also that most everyday users have never even heard of virtualization? VMware doesn't compete with or replace Windows, why is he even bothering? Does he really believe that the non-IT world is destined to run on virtualized hardware? Not to mention, what good is VMware without Windows or Linux installed ON it?
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02 Sep 2010   #3

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BCXtreme you got it right on the money.
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02 Sep 2010   #4

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Thats right.
A virtual environment must be run on a physical or local environment as its host.
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02 Sep 2010   #5

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Quote:
Thats right.
A virtual environment must be run on a physical or local environment as its host.
Hardware yes, only to an extent. Research Dumb Terminals. We were there once upon a time.

The end result that a lot (including MS) want to see is pure Cloud computing, from every where.
Home, work, school, on your drive in, on the bus, waiting for the bus.
You know, everywhere and anywhere, in all places, at all times, all at the same time.
Need to poop? You'll get a diag of it when you flush. Who needs a doctor?

Ah yes, The Dumb Terminal with centralized computing. The glory days of all power concentrated in one/multiple locations and governed by the few elite.

Can't wait.
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02 Sep 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
BCXtreme you got it right on the money.
Thanks!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Thats right.
A virtual environment must be run on a physical or local environment as its host.
Exactly!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Quote:
Thats right.
A virtual environment must be run on a physical or local environment as its host.
Hardware yes, only to an extent. Research Dumb Terminals. We were there once upon a time.

The end result that a lot (including MS) want to see is pure Cloud computing, from every where.
Home, work, school, on your drive in, on the bus, waiting for the bus.
You know, everywhere and anywhere, in all places, at all times, all at the same time.
Need to poop? You'll get a diag of it when you flush. Who needs a doctor?

Ah yes, The Dumb Terminal with centralized computing. The glory days of all power concentrated in one/multiple locations and governed by the few elite.

Can't wait.
I had to do ... um ... a sample recently, and I would like that diagnostic flushing thing to be developed with all possible haste.

I do hope that computers and computing become more integrated with everyday activities though, that's how it is in all the futuristic sci-fi. However, I would always want to make sure that manual input is always an option, because I generally don't like computers to do things automatically unless I know I can fix it later if it messes up.
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02 Sep 2010   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
I do hope that computers and computing become more integrated with everyday activities though, that's how it is in all the futuristic sci-fi. However, I would always want to make sure that manual input is always an option, because I generally don't like computers to do things automatically unless I know I can fix it later if it messes up.
I've personally never liked idea of integrating computers into life and vice versa.
I like my life to be mine, instead of part of someone else's software...

I'd like to die with my eyes closed and not with a blue face with white undecipherable error codes.
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02 Sep 2010   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
I do hope that computers and computing become more integrated with everyday activities though, that's how it is in all the futuristic sci-fi. However, I would always want to make sure that manual input is always an option, because I generally don't like computers to do things automatically unless I know I can fix it later if it messes up.
I've personally never liked idea of integrating computers into life and vice versa.
I like my life to be mine, instead of part of someone else's software...

I'd like to die with my eyes closed and not with a blue face with white undecipherable error codes.
But wouldn't shoes that automatically record your distance and speed and then beam it to your computer be really cool? I know Nike+ is similar, but that's already cool.

BTW, if you're using a computer at all, you've already given some amount of integration into your life.
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02 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Thats true.
Computers should be used for convenience, not for necessity.
And where is the line between convenience, and sheer laziness?

I guess shoes that have an mp3 player built in so the music keeps in tempo with your running, instead of your running keeping in time with the tempo, would be pretty cool. Then I can keep running to Fleetwood Mac.

6Litre V10 SUVs are cool too, but to have them on suburban roads?
Its just not needed. At all. Take them offroad! Get the rims dirty! Dont wash and polish them every weekend!

But again, personal opinions here. Im off topic. Im out of coffee too.
Wheres the virtual coffee machine?
Oh... Its just not as good as an actual coffee machine now, is it?
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03 Sep 2010   #10

Win7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
Thats true.
Computers should be used for convenience, not for necessity.
And where is the line between convenience, and sheer laziness?
One mans convenience, is another mans laziness - maybe?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
I guess shoes that have an mp3 player built in so the music keeps in tempo with your running, instead of your running keeping in time with the tempo, would be pretty cool. Then I can keep running to Fleetwood Mac.
yup - something us - "Hip", 40+ y.o.'s need, eh? lol

[QUOTE=xarden;937124]6Litre V10 SUVs are cool too, but to have them on suburban roads?
Its just not needed. At all. Take them offroad! Get the rims dirty! Dont wash and polish them every weekend![QUOTE]

How - "Dare", you sir! Talking like that about the current - "Status symbol", of the upper-middle/upper income folk! lol

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xarden View Post
But again, personal opinions here. Im off topic. Im out of coffee too.
Wheres the virtual coffee machine?
Oh... Its just not as good as an actual coffee machine now, is it?
Speaking of coffee ........... Wouldn't it be nice to wake up in the morning, have breakfast, get ready for work/school like George Jetson be totally rad/cool?

You know you'dlike it! lol

Seriously though, IMHO - I think Maritz is in the clouds, to be nice - Although the way technology is advancing - I can see it being a possibility within my grand kids time, that is - if my daughter/husband get busy that is! lol


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