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Partner News Podcast: Microsoft vs. VMware at VMworld 2008

The Microsoft vs. VMware battle heated up at VMworld 2008, as VMware said the traditional OS is a thing of the past and Microsoft countered with a guerrilla marketing campaign.

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,

In this week's podcast, news writer Colin Steele reports live from VMworld 2008 with all the Microsoft vs. VMware news.

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