“Most people expect some flip-flopping in an election year, but not usually from their software vendor,” Ina Fried reports for CNET.
“Nonetheless, Microsoft on Monday changed its mind again, saying it will allow users to run Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium as guest operating systems on a virtual machine. The news is especially welcome for Mac users who want to run the latest Windows version without having to pay an arm and a leg. Until now, Mac users and others wanting to run Vista virtually have had to fork over for the most expensive Business and Ultimate versions,” Fried reports.
“Microsoft group product manager Patrick O’Rourke said in a telephone interview Monday: ‘Now is the right time, we believe, to make it easier for technical enthusiasts…to experience and see if virtualization is right for them,'” Fried reports.
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