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MacBytes
Jan 21, 2008, 04:06 PM
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Link: Microsoft relents: Vista consumer virtualization ban lifted (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20080121170620)
Description:: Vista Home Basic and Home Premium now allowed to be virtualised, allowing users a cheaper way to run Vista inside Mac OS X.

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SheriffParker
Jan 21, 2008, 04:44 PM
Sweet. Hopefully this helps mac sales.

psychofreak
Jan 21, 2008, 04:48 PM
I wonder if this really stopped anyone virtualising the cheaper versions...

rowensiv
Jan 21, 2008, 05:11 PM
it didnt... :cool:

Chupa Chupa
Jan 21, 2008, 05:51 PM
I wonder if this really stopped anyone virtualising the cheaper versions...

The only think that kept consumers from virtualizing Vista was Vista. On my two MacIntels I went with XP, not because of any licensing restriction, but b/c Vista blows even worse than XP.

jackc
Jan 21, 2008, 07:47 PM
So is the licensing different for XP?

It's good news in any case.

Lixivial
Jan 21, 2008, 08:35 PM
So is the licensing different for XP?

The clause in question was added to Windows Vista's EULA. Windows XP has no such clause, so the rules of "one activation, one install" is in place. In other words, XP allows for virtualization. OEM licenses are a bit trickier, of course.

caf9128
Jan 21, 2008, 08:37 PM
The only think that kept consumers from virtualizing Vista was Vista. On my two MacIntels I went with XP, not because of any licensing restriction, but b/c Vista blows even worse than XP.

I understand your not wanting to go with Vista, buy why does XP "blow"? I've found it to be fast and stable, and am happy using either OS X or XP; they both have their pros and cons.