Windows Vista Business or Ultimate needed for virtualization

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 25 2006 @ 12:30 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
To use virtualization, like running Windows Vista on an Intel-based Mac, users will need a license of Windows Vista Ultimate of Windows Vista Business which cost $399 and $299, respectively.
"You may use the software installed on the licensed device within a virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system on the licensed device," the company wrote in the licensing agreements for the higher-priced systems.

"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."

Apple, which plans to allow Windows operability as part of its own next-generation "Leopard" operating system, has so far stated that it will do so through its Boot Camp software -- a dual-booting solution that runs Windows operating systems natively and without the need for emulation.
More details at Apple Insider.


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