Virtual Windows to Run Unmodified on Linux

Subject: General Tech | February 12, 2007 - 06:55 PM |

Virtualization Executive Forum) - Feb. 12, 2007 - Novell and Intel
Corporation today announced the availability of paravirtualized network
and block device drivers that will allow Microsoft* Windows* Server
2000/2003/XP to run unmodified in Xen* virtual environments on SUSE®
Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell®, operating on Intel-based
server platforms featuring Intel® Virtualization Technology
. Combined
with the existing ability to host unmodified Linux* on SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server, these new drivers will let customers confidently
migrate to newer and fewer energy-efficient servers, consolidating
legacy Windows or Linux solutions onto virtual servers.

"With our SUSE Linux Enterprise
10 platform launch in July 2006, Novell became the first major Linux
distributor to integrate Xen virtualization into a Linux distribution,"
said Jeff Jaffe, Novell executive vice president and chief technology
officer. "In September, we became the first distribution to support
virtualized Linux workloads on Xen, and today we are the first
distributor to support virtualized Windows workloads on Linux. Our
commitment to innovation to solve customer problems has never been

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