“Reliable sources informed MacosXrumors that Apple is developing virtualisation software that could be added to Apple’s next major release of Mac OS X, Leopard. The technology will allow users to create and run virtual machines with Mac OS X, Linux or Windows on any Intel-based Mac,” macosXrumors reports.
“The software, which is said to be code-named ‘Chameleon,’ will be made available in ‘Client’ and ‘Server’ versions. The Client version will have similar features to Virtual PC and will be included with Leopard Client while the Server version will act as a virtualisation server and will come with Leopard Server. Apple may also sell the solution separately just as it currently sells Apple Remote Desktop,” macosXrumors reports. “Sources also claim that Apple is developing the technology hand in hand with partners such as Intel and Microsoft.”
More in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sketchtrain” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: If Apple does this, they should include it in Leopard, not charge extra for it. It would be a huge selling point for Windows to Mac switchers, but would not have as much impact as it could if Apple tries to box it up and charge for it separately.
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