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Aug 2 2008   1:17AM GMT

VMware Shake-Up causes Blog Rumour Mill to go into Overdrive

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

There’s been a lot of changes going on in VMware recently – what with the departure of Dianne Green and the fact that ESX3i has been made freely available. Along with VMware’s faultering share price. That said have you seen the rest of the stock market recently? I’m waiting for the letter that comes thru post from my pension fund/provider. You know the one that says to get X in your pension pot as originally planned you would have to work extra 10 years. OUCH! I don’t know about you but sometimes I wonder if my pension fund would be better put into my matress. Anyway, joking/digression apart the recently changes have obiviously caused people to wobble a little bit, and the blogsphere (aka random ramblings of people not always connected to planet earth, has gone into overdrive. I won’t mention any names here – as a lot of these guys are friendly. But generally the fall into this catagory:

  • The End of VMware Nigh
  • Gazing in my crystal ball I predict the demise of VMware in [insert random period]
  • Rationale – It’s just like NetScape, Wordperfect, Lotus 123, Novell – all over again
  • THIS IS INEVITABLE. Well, because it always has before in my brief little career and so on…
  • The reason price changes in VMware have been caused by – a. the departure Dianne Greene b. because loads of VMware’s loyal top 100/0 customers have been buying HyperV VERSION 1 which came out a couple weeks ago

Hopefully, you see all through this. Especially, the predictions. You see no-one can see into the future, and not will happen. I imagine the bloggers who going off on one currently, will quitely forget their predictions when they don’t come true – or tout themselves as true psychics of virtualization when they are proved right. Like any bad scientist you can always make yourself look a genius if you choose to select the evidence that proves your half-baked theories…

You know what? I said I wouldn’t blog about FUD again. But here I am again doing again. Enough, already!

If you want to here the counter arguments check this out.

Recipe for a Catchy Headline: Top ___ Reasons Why VMware is ___ (Fill in the blanks)

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