Microsoft giving away free VIRTUAL PC!

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    Jason

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    Microsoft Virtual Server is now free



    Today Microsoft announced that Virtual Server 2005 R2 will be available as a free download (yay!) - you can go to http://www.microsoft.com/virtualserver to grab a copy. Now to answer some questions that I am predicting people will have:



    1. So does this mean Virtual PC is dead?



    Not at all. Microsoft is still actively developing Virtual PC and you can expect to see updates on this in the future (but apart from that - my lips are sealed - so don't ask for more information).



    2. You guys are just doing this in response to VMware / Xen / etc... - right?



    Not really. Microsoft has announced that Windows virtualization technology will be available as part of Windows in the Longhorn Server wave. Given this - charging for virtualization today just does not make sense.



    3. Is it Virtual Server 2005 R2 Standard Edition or Virtual Server 2005 R2 Enterprise Edition that is being made available?



    Enterprise.
     
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    works fine. have installed win 98 3 times on it. quake 2 multiplayer with 3 players on 1 screen:hehe::cool:



    works also fine when you install linux on it
     
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    why does microsoft say vista doesn't work on virtual pc



    everything works fine. while installing
     
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    hmmm where did they say that? I always heard it would run a bit slower but never that it wouldnt run at all?:w00t:
     
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    slow yes. and difficult becouse you cant run dvd images directly
     
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    Whats the difference between Virtual Server and Virtual PC ?
     
    kingofnexus, Aug 5, 2006
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