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Old 04-27-2009, 08:38 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Zachalmighty View Post
Giving them away?! Where?!
XP Mode consists of the Virtual PC-based virtual environment and a fully licensed copy of Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3). It will be made available, for free, to users of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions via a download from the Microsoft web site.
Which is great because in the past when you wanted to run a VM you needed the license for whatever OS you were going to install.

And yes, Windows 7 sounds awesome. They fixed the one issue I had with Vista, resource whoring, and added a slew of cool features. The only thing that worries me is that I tried to install the Beta on my machine and it just hung. The same way Vista hung during installation and that was a pain in the neck. I really REALLY love the new taskbar and when I get Win7 I might switch to a side docked taskbar. It was never viable before but now you lose no functionality doing so. Why take up 5% of your screen with the taskbar when you can take 3%?
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