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Virtual Server 2005 R2 is FREE!

April 3rd, 2006 by Jabez Gan [MVP]

VMware released VMware Server for free (formerlly called VMware GSX Server) on Jan 23th, 06, a product which cost USD$100 (according to Mr. Froogle from Google).

Starting from today (April 3th, 06), Microsoft follows the footstep of VMware and has started offering its own Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 for free to download for all!

Today Microsoft announced that Virtual Server 2005 R2 is now available as a free download. This also will apply to the forthcoming service pack 1 of Virtual Server 2005 R2. In addition, Microsoft announced the availability of virtual machine add-ins for Linux and a technical product support model for Linux guest operating systems running on Virtual Server 2005 R2.

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/evaluation/news/bulletins/vs05pricing.mspx

More info about Virtual Server 2005 R2: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/default.mspx

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