But doesn't this step away from the direction that everyone is going in with VDI tools? Not necessarily. There are circumstances where network-based VDI isn't going to cut it. Traveling business folks need an OS on their laptop, for example. And VDI has its own bottlenecks and expenses, such as big investments in servers, networks, and storage, that don't necessarily make it the cure-all for desktop woes. But third-party tools that help manage your entire infrastructure (VDI, VM, and normal install) could be quite useful for all sorts of client scenarios if the Windows OS were to sport a hypervisor.
By the way, it was all my idea
I need to reveal one more item on this topic: Everyone is saying that this idea of adding a hypervisor to the client OS was their idea. I just want it on record that it was my idea. "My name is J. Peter Bruzzese. And I invented Windows 8." I'm ready for my commercial!
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