“On June 22, the US Patent & Trademark Office revealed Intel’s patent application titled ‘Method, apparatus and system for transparent unification of virtual machines,'” Neo reports for Macsimum News.
“The patent states that ‘given the complexity and processing requirements of virtualization, this technology has typically been available only on workstations, servers and/or mainframes for use by sophisticated users. As processor technology advances, however, virtualization is being made available in the desktop environment for use by average users.’ Considering the fact that the patent relates to average consumers using advanced virtual machine technology, the chances are high that Apple will take advantage of Intel’s ‘unified desktop interface’ in their next iteration of OS X, dubbed Leopard. What’s described herein goes far beyond the initial capabilities of Apple’s current Boot Camp solution,” Neo reports.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Tacitus” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Take: MDN reader “Tacitus” asked in his email to us, “Is this the death of the OS as we know it?” What do you think? A unified interface that controls apps using separate virtual machines is an interesting concept to say the least. Just how radical is Apple planning to be with Leopard?
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