virtualization.info has interviewed Raghu Raghuram, Vice President of Platform Products at VMware. One questions touched on VMWare’s plans for the Apple operating system:
VI: Parallels Inc., the last company entered in the virtualization market, just released a desktop virtualization product for new Apple Mac OS X for Intel architectures, beating any competitor on time.
Customers are a bit surprised the market leader, founding its success on a high quality desktop product like VMware Workstation, is still mum about a possible presence in the Apple operating system. Isn’t VMware interested in Apple market?
RR: With Apple switching to x86-based processors, robust and proven virtualization capabilities for Apple users is an interesting opportunity. We have stated that we do have VMware running on Mac OS X in our labs – stay tuned for future announcements in this area.
Full interview here.
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