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Dell Is Going To Buy Out VMware's Parent, EMC
Dell buying out EMC will further expand its enterprise footprint and is part of their goal to become an end-to-end technology company. VMware meanwhile will remain an independent, publicly-traded company.
While not all of you are interested in VMware virtualization, don't forget that VMware employs many core Mesa/Gallium3D developers after they acquired Tungsten Graphics a few years back so they'd have an in-house team working on their virtual VMware (VMWgfx) open-source graphics driver stack for providing 2D/3D acceleration to guest VMs.
More details on Dell buying out EMC can be found via this morning's press release.