updated 05:00 pm EST, Tue January 15, 2008
Leopard Server & VMware
VMware has announced that as a part of its presentation at the Macworld Expo, it is demonstrating a completely unmodified version of Mac OS X Leopard Server running within a virtual machine. This is due to a change in Apple licensing policy, which recently allowed Mac OS X Server to be installed multiple times on the same computer so long as each copy has its own valid license. VMware further notes that all of the device drivers being used are stock, including those for USB peripherals, hard drive controllers, and a Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
While the company will not disclose any products or release dates attached to the new technology, it says that it realizes how important virtualized servers are, and hopes to exploit them in future software. It admits though that the demonstration is running on a Mac, when many users are most eager to run Leopard Server on non-Apple systems.