For those of you who haven’t heard of Virtual Computer they are a relatively new startup based on the East Coast in Westford, MA. Their product offering in the form of NxTop claims to simplify your PC lifecycle management.
Wading through the sales and marketing spin reveals that under the hood NxTop is a bare-metal hypervisor built on top of Xendesktop. Which shouldn’t really come as any suprise when you look at their investors, Citrix has invested $15 million dollars in them.
The bare metal hypervisor is depending on your viewpoint a nice feature, gets rid of the bloat that you get with a traditional OS. Then the features and functions that make up NxTop (some of which they claim are unique and in reality are not) give you a solution that uncannily resembles VMware View!
The race is on, it is just a question of who gets there first the tortoise or the hare!