Why Microsoft backtracked on its Vista virtualization plans? More Highlights

Last week, Microsoft nixed at the last minute planned changes to its Windows Vista end-user license agreement (EULA) that would have broadened virtualization rights. Since then, speculation has been mounting as to why Microsoft did this. Fear of Mac OS X and Linux on the desktop? A desire to thwart Parallels and VMWare? DRM concerns? […]

Last week, Microsoft nixed at the last minute planned changes to its Windows Vista end-user license agreement (EULA) that would have broadened virtualization rights. Since then, speculation has been mounting as to why Microsoft did this.

Fear of Mac OS X and Linux on the desktop? A desire to thwart Parallels and VMWare? DRM concerns?

Queries to Microsoft regarding why company officials nixed the planned easing of Vista’s virtualiztion license were met with “We have nothing further to say.