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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc.

Some more comments on the way MS appears to be keeping all the details about pricing and licensing around VECD very close to it's chest? More from Alessandro below:

Microsoft torn on extending Vista virtualization license

Wednesday, June 20, 2007   |   0 Comments

Several news magazines (ComputerWorld, ZDNet and others) are reporting a news about Microsoft moves in Windows Vista license for virtualization scenarios.

After a private pre-announcement to extend rights to virtualize all Vista editions, Microsoft changed its mind again saying wouldn't make the change.

So at the end of the day nothing happended: Windows Vista cannot be virtualized if you have Home Basic or Home Premium editions.

This episode and other decisions taken so far reflect inner conflicts about how to execute virtualization strategy, and huge political pressure coming from several Microsoft departments.

Virtualization impacts Redmond giant on at least four critical points: licensing schemes, support policies, anti-piracy technologies and operating system architecture. So focusing on virtualization means reconsider the overall plan and investment made so far in all these areas.

Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 11:58 PM VMware and other Virtualization tools | Back to top


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