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Steal Xen from GNU/Linux, Become Microsoft's Partner of the Year

Yes, it's true. Citrix Systems, the company which grabbed control of XenSource roughly a year ago and then bent it in Windows' direction, is nothing less than Microsoft's latest Partner of the Year. Sounds like a reward more than an award.

Today, Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), the global leader in application delivery infrastructure, announced it has won the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year Global ISV – Infrastructure Special Recognition award. This award recognizes the global independent software vendor (ISV) for superior technology, delivering innovative infrastructure solutions based on Microsoft platforms.


Novell, by the way, is part of these virtualisation pacts as well. This new post from Network World reminds us just why

Another downside is that Hyper-V is sadly lacking much support for Linux, with the exception of super special partner Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10.


What we have here is a case of Novell, Microsoft and Citrix+Xen versus VMWare (and just about everybody else). This has been clear for quite some time.

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