Talk:Application virtualization

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This article reads like an advertisement for major vendors such as Microsoft, VMWare and Citrix. Most of the citations are Microsfot whitepapers and the editors are zealots as is typical for Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:15, 3 November 2011 (UTC) this article needs major work. it doesn't actually ever define what "application virtualization" is about; it's highly confusing; it's full of unexplained gobbledygook. for example: "allows a tertiary process to maintain both the execution stack trace as well as the state of program data, bundling both of them along with Java bytecodes when migration to a new host takes place". what does "tertiary process" mean here? where do the java bytecodes fit in? (no prior mention of java in this article) what's the difference between this and the previous method (or the one before that), all of which seem to involve moving a process to a new machine?

Benwing 05:23, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

I agree, I edited it taking out most of the rubbish about remote application execution which is clearly not application virtualization.

For those that would like to expand this article have a look at the development of operating systems and the reasons for application virtualization.

--Joewski 02:03, 21 July 2007 (UTC)

The following sentence in the article does not make any sense. Could someone clarify it, please.

A common misconception is that a runtime environment is application virtualization even though it may appear to be so.

--Queverius 21:23, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

IMHO, this article is a prime example for how things should *NOT* be done. It has neither sources nor citations, mixes up central concepts and generally seems to misconceive the phrase "virtualization". If I were an editor, I'd propose deletion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:54, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Have to agree there. Socrates2008 (Talk) 22:11, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
I think that the major points highlighted here have all been appropriately addressed --SimonBramfitt (talk) 17:32, 19 January 2013 (UTC)


This article needs more info for non-Microsoft platforms - please assist if you can. Socrates2008 (Talk) 21:02, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

VMware Ace[edit] an example of operating system virtualization, not application virtualization. Socrates2008 (Talk) 13:43, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Confusing links[edit]

The explanation about application virtualization is confusing, and links to a non-technical article that looks more like a sales pitch about a tool that allows remote execution/loading of applications, and doesn't seem to do any real application virtualization as explained in the first paragraph. Extremely confusing.

Jprupp (talk) 11:42, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

It's a tricky topic to explain - I've had another go at improving the description. Socrates2008 (Talk) 12:29, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

What is it???[edit]

I have read the article and some of the external links and this still sounds like marketing misusing the word "virtualization". Can we please get some specific, highly technical examples of a fully virtualized application? Also, the links to e.g. Citrix XenApp Server do not make sense -- XenApp Server used to be Presentation Server, which is a software thin client solution, not virtulization. Argel1200 (talk) 18:24, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

How it is done?[edit]

Any common practices on major OSes? (talk) 21:17, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Removed Reqdiagram[edit]

I addedd a diagram that illustrates my idea of virtualisation, I hope everyone agrees. Egmason (talk) 10:28, 25 January 2011 (UTC)