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Win 7 Gets More Virtual

Microsoft treats the customers that pay the most better than those that pay the least. For instance, big volume license customers get XP mode, which runs XP apps in a virtual machine within Windows 7. But XP mode ain't exactly perfect, so Microsoft has a new way to virtualize legacy apps to run swell within Win 7. If you want this feature, you best be a Software Assurance customer (Software Assurance is designed to assure a regular revenue stream to the Redmond mothership).

The new item is a physical-to-virtual toolkit that packages older apps so they run in a virtual machine. This allows the apps to bypass the problems associated with confronting the newness and incompatibilities of Win 7.

I haven't found any compatibility problems with Win 7, but it isn't 100 percent stable either. Like all versions of Windows, it sometimes acts weird.

Does Win 7 do strange stuff for you? Send your bug reports to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 09/08/2010 at 1:18 PM


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