Apple officially denies virtualization plans for Leopard

Quoting from Macworld:

Needham and Company analyst Charles Wolf recently predicted that Apple’s market share could triple in the home, yet he says that the same thing is not true of the corporate space.

“I am so pleased to see [Apple promoting Parallels],” said Wolf. “I had a talk with Phil Schiller at the opening of the 5th Avenue Apple Store, and I asked him the question, ‘will Apple include a virtualization solution in [the next version of Mac OS X] Leopard.’ He said ‘absolutely not, the R&D would be prohibitive and we’re not going to do it. Our solution is dual boot.’…

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It really seems Apple’s fans will be severely disappointed since Phillip W. Schiller is the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing at Apple, and his words, if true, should be considered an official statement.