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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad VMworld!

How much virtualization can a person take? After 72 hours of VMworld, I'm starting to unravel. The last three days have been a blur of keynotes, press conferences, briefings, and press room sandwiches surely made out of cardboard. (The food here in the press center was "virtualized.")

With more than 10,000 people reportedly attending this year's show, San Francisco's Moscone center has felt at times like Times Square on New Year's Eve. I haven't even been able to park my derriere on one of the hundreds of bean bags strewn around the place:

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Yesterday, driven mad by crowds and incessant vendor ramblings about hypervisors and virtual appliances, I made a break for freedom, in a car that thin-client specialist Wyse was raffling on the show floor:

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