Thursday, February 04, 2010

Can someone explain this to me? - PART 2

As a follow up to my earlier post, Red Hat believes in the freedom of choice last I heard. So if I choose to buy an open source virtualization product from a pure open source company then why I am being forced to use a proprietary operating system to control it?

Where is the freedom of choice in that?

Can someone explain this to me?

How does a pure open source company like Red Hat do something like this? Buy our virtualization products to reduce costs and by the way you'll need a Windows server if you want management capabilities to control everything. Am I not reading this right? The source for this information is the overall datasheet file found here...

System Requirements

Management server:

x86 server running US English language version of Windows Server 2003 R2 with SP2, .Net 3.5 or later, Application Server role installed Windows Server 2008 not supported

Management console:
x86 desktop or server running Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 or later, and Internet Explorer 6-8