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Gartner Predicts Doom for Big, Fat Windows

Windows is dying because of virtualization (and because it's so darn fat)! Only virtualization can save Windows! Or so say the know-it-alls at Gartner, anyway.

Yeah, it doesn't make a lot of sense to us, either. We're scratching our heads here, and so is Doug Barney, editor in chief of RCP's sister publication, Redmond magazine.

So, Windows is bloated (fair enough), which means that virtualization will eventually lead to its demise (hmm), but the only way to save Windows is to thin it out with virtualization technology. There's some sort of infinite loop here, and we want out of it.

Posted by Lee Pender on April 15, 2008 at 11:54 AM