Windows Vista Home won't run on the Mac

Posted on Saturday, Jun 23 2007 @ 00:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft has reversed its decision to allow Windows Vista Home and Home Premium owners to run the operating system under virtualization on Mac OS X, PC World reports:
Earlier this week Microsoft had planned to allow owners of Vista Home and Home Premium to use the operating system under virtualization on the Mac platform. However, before the announcement was even made, the company reversed the decision and said the planned change would not happen after all.

"Microsoft has reassessed the Windows virtualization policy and decided that we will maintain the original policy announced last Fall," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement provided to Macworld.

However, Microsoft's position earlier this week was decidedly different. In a meeting with Macworld the company said that due to customer feedback on virtualization, they would be changing the EULA (End User Licensing Agreement) to allow virtualization of the low-end Vista products.

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