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Because Home Users Don’t do Virtual Machines

In Windows on a Mac on January 30, 2007 at 4:11 pm

Nice find, Parallels! Not that I ever was going to jump on Vista early but this is just another reason to sit back and wait.

Here’s the tecnical legalese from the EULAs:
For Vista Home Basic and Home Premium Editions:
“USE WITH VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGIES. You may not use the software installed on the licensed device within a virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system.”

For Vista Enterprise and Ultimate Editions:
“USE WITH VIRTUALIZATION TECHNOLOGIES. You may use the software installed on the licensed device within a virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system on the licensed device. If you do so, you may not play or access content or use applications protected by any Microsoft digital, information or enterprise rights management technology or other Microsoft rights management services or use BitLocker. We advise against playing or accessing content or using applications protected by other digital, information or enterprise rights management technology or other rights management services or using full volume disk drive encryption.”

In short, this means that if you’re a user and you want to run Vista virtually, you MUST buy the highest end versions of Vista, or you’ll be in violation of the Microsoft EULA.

The Official Parallels Virtualization Blog: Vista is here. So what does it mean for virtualization?

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  1. Look This Site.

    Windows Server Division WebLog : Virtual Hard Disk format becomes open
    http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2006/10/17/Virtual-Hard-Disk-format-becomes-open.aspx

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