Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th May 2009 18:01 UTC
Windows Windows XP Mode, the virtualisation tool currently in beta for Windows 7, only works on processors with virtualisation extensions, known as AMD-V and Intel VT-x. Microsoft made this clear from the get-go, but still various news websites regurgitated it as "news" yesterday that some Intel processors do not support XPM. Twenty-four hours down the road, and Intel had a few things to say about this.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Thu 7th May 2009 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc
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Hardware VT being slower; that's news to me. Always good to learn something new.

I'm not defending Microsoft though, but seeing it from a software development perspective. They probably cobbled this together relatively quickly so the shortest code-path was the best option for them. There's many better ways to run XP in a VM, certainly; I just feel the hoo-ha over XPM's limited support is overblown.

Edited 2009-05-07 20:19 UTC

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