I can’t believe this is happening, twice in a week two Microsoft proposed changes to allow more functionality and portability are squashed like a bug. This is not going to make consumers happy, and will drive some of them into Apple’s arms, and possibly Ubuntu’s.
Microsoft flip-flops again: now no Vista Home on Macs –
We’ve seen our fair share of flip-flopping in the past, and Microsoft is yet again adding its name to the frowned upon list by retracting previous intentions to allow Windows Vista Home and Home Premium operating systems to run under virtualization. After reportedly stating that it would “change the EULA after listening to customer feedback on the issue,” it appears that the suits in Redmond have thought better of said decision. Now, the firm has “reassessed the Windows virtualization policy and decided that maintaining the original policy announced last Fall” would be best. Ben Rudolph, Parallels director of corporate communications, noted that he was “obviously disappointed” in Microsoft’s change of heart, but if the two-faced Mac users out there can persuade Google to take their side, we’re sure this little spat could be cleared up in no time.[Image courtesy of ElliottBack]
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