Yesterday we came down on Apple websites for lacking in critical thinking and plain old common sense, but many of the Windows-centric media out there are just as bad. Many of them reported, with big headlines, that some Intel chips do not support XPM - which is old news since one of the requirements for XPM is that the host processor has virtualisation extensions. Those are common on all but AMD's low-end Semprons, but when it comes to Intel, the picture is a little bit less clear, because Intel reserved its virtualisaton extensions for higher-end chips.
One day down the line, and some websites are already talking about "Intel, AMD Tout Windows 7 Compatibility". This is of course misleading, as we are talking about compatibility with XPM, and not Windows 7. Anyway, in a statement, Intel said the following:
There really isn't much news here. The basic gist of this entire story is that if you are buying a computer now, either for at home or for your company, and you think you are going to need XPM, either buy AMD, or carefully research which Intel chips support VT-x.