Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Aug 2007 17:06 UTC, submitted by Dan Warne
Microsoft Microsoft showed its new 'Softgrid' technology today that allows apps to run as if they were inside a second copy of Windows. But unlike traditional virtualisation apps, there's no second Windows desktop getting in the way. For example, Microsoft showed Office 2003 and Office 2007 running side-by-side, even though they can't actually be installed on the same copy of Windows. Initially, the technology is for corporate users only, but it has huge obvious benefits for home users as well. First steps towards this?
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by zhulien on Fri 10th Aug 2007 05:23 UTC
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that's funny that MS needs special software to make it so you can run multiple versions of a program on the same PC at once. have they ever heard of making them non-reliant on each other in the first place? perhaps letting you choose where you want to install it and actually running 100% from there with no reliance on other rubbish?

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