I get sick of reading/scanning all of these articles in eWeek, ComputerWorld, etc that talk about virtualization and then go on to compare Xen and VMWare. Usually they end up saying how much better VMWare is because it has been around for so much longer. Sure Xen has just started, but why is that the only Linux offering they care to mention or compare everything to?
I have used Linux-VServer for three years and the company that used it had been using it for at least another 3 years before that. As a matter of fact, you can trace it back to it’s first release back in 2001. So why is it never mentioned? Because of the number one pusher – money! Xen is backed by people trying to make money, consequently they have marketing people who want to get it in the news and they are doing a good job. It would just be nice to see a magazine that actually cared about providing real information to their readers, instead of being marketing pawns. Leave the advertising for the ads and keep it out of the article!
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