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Intel Patent Application Sheds Light on Virtualization


The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on Thursday published the details of an application Intel has filed for “a method, apparatus and system for transparently unifying virtual machines.” As Macsimum News pointed out in its exhaustive, two-part analysis of the application, this technology could enable Mac users to run Windows and Mac OS X side-by-side, rather than having to restart their computers to switch operating systems, as they currently must do with Boot Camp.

“The user may be presented with a unified desktop interface representing a composite and/or unified view of the VM host,” the application states. “Via this unified desktop interface, the user may perform all necessary commands and/or receive output.” The unified desktop interface would be invisible to the user, which, as Macsimum News ‘ Neo pointed out, would allow non-techie computer owners the ability to take advantage of the technology without having to understand it.

Neo went on to explain: “For example, one use of virtualization in a home (and the associated advantage of running one or more independent VMs on a host) may be for each family member to be allocated a VM partition with their own customized environment, e.g., a gaming VM partition, a Personal Video Recorder (“PVR”) appliance VM, an enterprise Information Technology (“IT”) supplied VM for telecommuting, etc.

“Moreover, it is likely that each user may have several VMs, each possibly dedicated for a specific task such as a dedicated VM for internet browsing, one for gaming applications, etc. Some might be scheduled to run 24.times.7 (e.g. a personal video recorder (“PVR)), while others are launched and exited frequently. In this environment, the average home PC user may be overwhelmed by the task of understanding and/or managing the VM partitions (e.g., moving files, setting up access permissions, etc.).”

Read the entire article here, Intel Patent Application Sheds Light on Virtualization || The Mac Observer

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