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Altiris Talks Virtualization

Recently, I conducted a podcast interview with Christine Ewing from Altiris. They traditionally have focused on desktop and system management. A new product has come down the pipe, Software Virtualization Solution (SVS). It's a "virtual machine" that works at the application layer instead of OS layer. Instead of segmenting hardware, or allowing for multiple operating systems to run simultaneously, SVS lets multiple incompatible applications be installed simultaneously. Software can be enabled, disabled, installed or removed in a sandbox environment, without affecting other DLLs, files or registry keys. Sounds handy.

The music featured in this episode is called "Music for a Future City", by Camtarn. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.