Before the digital ink had the time to dry on my previous post, it appears that Dell was already hearing what others have been saying. Apple has been touting its Parallels for a while, and now it looks like Dell will soon be integrating VMWare products into its consumer PCs.
Great move Dell. I already have a few machines here running VMWare server and Xen Express, totaling to approximately 12 VMs running. All I can say is that VM is the way of the future, and getting on the bandwagon early is definitely better than always playing catch up. Dell’s corporate strategy from last decade seemed to have been thrown out the window. Let’s see where Dell 2.0 is taking us.
Update: Dell confirmed this. We’ll see how this will change the computing landscape next year.