Microsoft gives Linux a virtual hug

After years of hoping to crush Linux, Microsoft is trying to show it can get along with its open-source rival.

The software maker is announcing a partnership Monday night that will make sure its next virtualization technology can run versions of Linux that have been adapted for a different, open-source virtualization foundation called Xen. It is linking up with commercial software maker XenSource to offer joint development and support for the two technologies, which take a similar approach.

Read this article from ZDNet News and several follow up blogs from ZDNet’s bloggers which suggest the deal isn’t all roses for Xen.

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