02/12: Virtualization Delight

It was a hot afternoon of August 2006, I was heading home when I read an article that instantly got my attention. It was an English daily, Business Recorder, saying that the US based firm Dell is facing lawsuits by Chinese customers on allegations of fraud. The lawsuit concerns Dell's substitution of Intel Conroe T2300E processor for Intel Conroe T2300 in their laptops without corresponding change in the description of their laptops specifications. Many Chinese customers found out after purchasing the laptop that the laptops they had bought, which they thought was using T2300, was in fact using T2300E .This mattered because the latter is capable of virtualization while the former is not.

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