x86 Virtualization @ Wikipedia
On February 8, 1999, VMware introduced the first x86 virtualization product, 'VMware Virtual Platform', based on earlier research by its founders at Stanford University.
VMware filed for a patent on their techniques in October 1998, which was granted as U.S. Patent 6,397,242 on May 28, 2002.
VMware and similar virtualization software for the x86 must employ very sophisticated techniques to trap and virtualize the execution of certain...
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