Virtual Server 2005 R2 is now available as a free download
Microsoft has just announced that Virtual Server 2005 R2 is now available as a free download. Even though I have been using and prefer VMware myself I still think this is interesting news. And for those people using Linux out there the news is even better as Microsoft also announced the Virtual Machine Add-ins for Linux as well. Now you still need Windows 2003 server as the host where VMware has the ability to use Linux as host as well. At a client we have actually used a single Linux host to simulate a network of Windows Server and XP machines with great success.
I guess the marketing offensive VMware started has it's effect :-)