Dollars and Jens
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I like VMWare, which you may have heard issued shares to the public for the first time this month. We use their product at work, and if we didn't, I'm sure my occasional requests for a new machine would be greeted with derisive laughter. But as long as I indicate that a virtual machine is fine, I'm not even asked what I want it for. One "machine" I have — at most one other person ever uses it — is idle for weeks at a time, but the hardware isn't idle, it's running other machines.

A very useful product, and I'm sure the company has room for growth. Surely, they're worth a lot of money. But 28 times annual sales? Really?

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