All the talk centered around Microsoft vs. VMware at VMworld 2008 this week in Las Vegas. As VMware CEO Paul Maritz unveiled his company's Virtual Data Center Operating System, he said the traditional operating system -- Microsoft's cash cow -- is disappearing. But Microsoft fired back, giving away $1 poker chips with a card slamming VMware's pricing -- complete with a new website, www.vmwarecostswaytoomuch.com.
In this week's podcast, SearchITChannel.com news writer Colin Steele reports live from VMworld 2008 with all the Microsoft vs. VMware news.
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VMware partners aren't sure if the company's vision will end the era of the traditional operating system, as CEO Paul Maritz said at VMworld.
Microsoft gives VMworld attendees poker chips with the message, "Looking for your best bet? You won't find it with VMware."
VMware's chief executive says Microsoft's poker chip campaign is an act of desperation.