New features revealed in Windows Vista

Subject: General Tech | October 13, 2006 - 12:09 PM |
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These new features, according to a link on Slashdot, will really help you out when you are using your computer.  The home versions won't let you install via virtual machines, the migration policies are even tighter than XP's and an equivalent to WGA comes pre-installed.  Read the full article to get a better idea what this will mean, apart from higher sales of Ultimate Edition.

"TechWeb has posted an article regarding Vista's new license and how it allows you to only move it to another device once. How will this

work for people who build their PCs? I have no intention of purchasing a new license every time I swap out motherboards. 'The first user of

the software may reassign the license to another device one time. If you reassign the license, that other device becomes the "licensed

device," reads the license for Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, and Business. In other words, once a retail copy of Vista

is installed on a PC, it can be moved to another system only once. ... Elsewhere in the license, Microsoft forbids users from installing

Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium in a virtual machine. "You may not use the software installed on the licensed device within a

virtual (or otherwise emulated) hardware system," the legal language reads. Vista Ultimate and Vista Business, however, can be installed

within a VM. ... Home Basic users can't copy ISOs to their hard drives, can't run in a virtualized environment, and can only share files

and printers to a maximum of 5 network devices."

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Source: Slashdot
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