Microsoft relents: Vista consumer virtualization ban lifted

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    Sweet. Hopefully this helps mac sales.
     
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    I wonder if this really stopped anyone virtualising the cheaper versions...
     
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    it didnt... :cool:
     
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    Chupa Chupa

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    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.
     
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    jackc

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    So is the licensing different for XP?

    It's good news in any case.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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