The Hyper-V Blue Screen Video Drama

Act 1.  The Posting

VMware employee posts a video of a bluescreen in a Hyper-V VM which takes down the whole physical box.

It was available here.

Act 2.  The Revolt

The VM community rises up and demand facts.  Read comments here.

Microsoft gives some facts.

Video largely discredited as FUD without much detail.

Scott Drummunds apologizes.

Microsoft piles on: here, here and here.

Act 3.  The Aftermath

Bruce Herndon from VMware posts detailed results from the testing. Summary here. Very interesting.  Maybe it wasn’t FUD?   How will the saga end?

Oh, and here’s a Microsoft “myth-busting video“.

I’d say we’re starting to see the beginnings of a not-so-peaceful co-existence.   These FUD battles are only part of a larger war that could take place over the next 5 – 10 years.   No one knows where things will end up, but one thing that we can be sure of, it sure is fun to watch!

[Update June 15th 2009: Microsoft cannot get the parent partition to crash, however the claim of 750,000 downloads and fastest growth hypervisor could be seen as hyperbole – does that include downloads suggested through Windows Update?]

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  1. Pingback: Microsoft FUD vs VMware round 2 « Ausfestivus's Blog

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