Phoenix Technologies Debuts New Virtualization Platform

Venerable BIOS developer Phoenix Technologies has announced a new virtualization platform running on top of its BIOS that enables the execution of specially configured open source software without having to boot a PC to Windows.

Through the use of Phoenix' own hypervisor technology running on its BIOS, those applications are booting from the hypervisor rather than from Windows, making them available in seconds.

Phoenix plans to offer this technology to system vendors such as Dell and Lenovo as a way to expand their product lines and make more systems available for users. Look for this in upcoming notebook offerings in particular.

Would you like to use certain applications without having to boot Windows to do so? I would. Tell me if you think this is a worthwhile technology at pvarhol@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Peter Varhol on November 06, 2007 at 11:57 AM


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