http://www.internetnews.com/ent-news/article.php/3499286

Microsoft will Virtualize Linux

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the company would make serious investments in, and open up, its Virtual Server 2005 product to run on non-Windows machines

http://www.computerworld.com/hardwaretopics/hardware/story/0,10801,101214,00.html


Windows Thin Client

- Microsoft Corp. is working on two thin-client versions of Windows XP to offer a lower-cost operating system alternative for users of server-centric computing, people familiar with the company's plans said.

Ahh Microsoft taking on every single thing.

They always have...

correct. Terminal server has existed for a decade or so at least.

correct. Terminal server has existed for a decade or so at least.

Have you seen Virtual Server? It's pretty neat. I use it to test out server configurations before really implementing them:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/default.mspx

Imagine it's like VMware or Virtual PC, but it's all web-based, using VNC to do all the display work. It works flawlessly with NT, 2000, 2003, and even XP installs I've done. If it could run Linux, and more important to me, the *BSDs, that would be really neat.