Coherence is one of the great things that we have done that VMware has not done yet ...
Our customers agreed with that statement.
... although maybe they are looking at something like that
Our customers told us they loved the feature. We listen to our customers: if we don't take care of them, somebody else will. So you bet we have looked at something like that.
While our Mac competitor was busy fighting a threatening lawsuit and cloning our Multiple Snapshots feature, we have been busy cloning their Coherence feature. That is only fair game. In the end the customer benefits.
But we didn't stop at copying the feature. We went ahead and improved on it. Introducing Unity in VMware Fusion. Taking a page from the highly successful 3D support in VMware Fusion video (190 000 viewers so far), we decided to make an official video of Unity in VMware Fusion. Me and 3 other Mac teammates had a blast producing it. If you like it, digg it!
So yes Scott, this is very real. Competition is a good thing indeed, and it has just started...
Did I mention we are hiring? If you are a kick-ass Mac OS X developer looking for a challenging job in a pre-IPO company, send your resume my way.