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Donation Coder Review - Altiris SVS

review from cthorpe, Jan 2007, permalink _ Virtualization Software


Comment from Clif:

I often visit donationcoder to see the reviews of software there. These guys aren't afraid to try new stuff and they really seem to understand software. That's not surprising since many of them write software as a hobby. Drop by and visit Cody the Donation Coder mascot to see what he's up to this week.





From cthorpe:

Altiris SVS has to be one of the coolest software concepts since FirstDefense-ISR Wink. It is an application virtualization system. Think of it like VM Ware or Parallels, but on an application by application basis. Want to install Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office 2000 at the same time? No problem. Just install each one it its own "layer" and activate the one you want to use at any given time. Want to install a program for very occasional use but not have it hanging around, messing with your other programs, slowing down bootup and shutdown, eating all your food, and leaving the toilet seat up? Just put it in a layer, activate it every once in awhile as needed, and then deactivate it until the next time. Sounds great, doesn't it? Well, it almost is.

Read the rest of cthorpe's review here.


Quote from the website

Altiris® Software Virtualization Solution™ (SVS™) software is a revolutionary approach to software management. By placing applications and data into managed units called Virtual Software Packages, SVS allows you to instantly activate, deactivate or reset applications and to completely avoid conflicts between applications, without altering the base Windows installation.