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Old 2nd February, 2007, 07:20 PM
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MS CHEAPS OUT on Vista Virtualization

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Update: Microsoft Puts Limits on Vista Virtualization
Marcus Yam (Blog) - February 1, 2007 4:44 PM
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Virtual Windows Vista users will have to pay for the high-end OS

With the release of Windows Vista on Tuesday, the final end-user licensing agreement (EULA) is reaching the eyes of the masses – for those who actually care to read through it instead of blindly clicking “next.”

One particular clause found in specific versions of Windows Vista is catching the attention of many Mac users, particularly those using Parallels Desktop software, which allows Mac users to run the new Windows OS on their systems. The Parallels Virtualization blog found that only the higher-end versions of Vista permit the use of virtualization software.....

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Aint that anti competition?

Tsh vista to me is not looking so desireable
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So basically, you need to go out and get something like Ultimate to be able to use virtualization? Great. Nice move MS. [/sarcasm]

But since Ultimate OEM is only £130 at OCUK, it's not too bad. But for those only wishing for home basic edition, it's not looking so good.
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W2K =NT
XP = W2K
Vista =XP + endless MS crap.

Does this company have trouble moving forward or what?
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The licensing agreement says the following:

4. USE WITH VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGIES. You may not use the software installed on the licensed device within a virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system.

Note the phase "installed on the licensed device". In other words, you cannot use the existing license of Vista running on your existing computer within any virtual machine. There are tools designed to take an existing computer and turn it into a virtualised image - that is, ready to run within a virtualised environment.

That's not cheaping out.
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"The Parallels Vitalization blog found that only the higher-end versions of Vista permit the use of virtualization software....."

Seems less than generous...? What am I missing?
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