The Mac: Cheap Vistas Need Not Apply
I am more than a mite dumbfounded over the news that only
high-end versions of Vista will be authorized to run
on Intel-based Macintosh
computers. Through Boot Camp, Parallels and other forms of virtualization, there
is nothing technical stopping you from running XP, Vista, heck, even Windows
ME on a new Mac.
But Microsoft is putting its foot down on Vista, only allowing the $300 Business
edition or the $400 Ultimate to run. That's a huge hunk of change for an OS
you'll only run half the time.
Microsoft argues that the lower-end versions are a security risk in these virtualized
environments. I wonder what Redmond has to say about running Vista Basic under
its own virtual PC?
Posted by Doug Barney on February 27, 2007 at 11:52 AM