updated 04:35 pm EDT, Thu October 12, 2006
Windows Vista Licensing
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Also causing extra concern is the restriction of certain Vista editions from legally running in virtual machines such as Parallels Desktop. Under the current license, users of Vista Home Basic or Premium "may not use the software installed on the licensed device within a virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system," according to the document, while owners of the much costlier Vista Ultimate see no such limit. Though the wording has conflicting interpretations, says Kingsley, the wording may block either of the less expensive versions from legally running within a virtual environment.