Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Apr 2009 23:44 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows It's something lots of people here on OSNews have been waiting for. It's something we've talked about, something we've theorised about, and something we've declared as the future for Windows' backwards compatibility - and now it's here, and official. Over a month ago, Microsoft bloggers Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott have been briefed by Microsoft on a technology for Windows 7 called Windows XP Mode. Available as a free download for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate users, it's a fully integrated and licensed copy of Windows XP SP3 in a VirtualPC-based environment, with full "coherence" support. In other words, it's Microsoft's variant of Apple's Classic environment, and it's coming to Windows 7, for free. Near-instant update: The Windows 7 RC will indeed be available publicly on May 5. TechNet/MSDN will get it April 30.
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Comment by FealDorf
by FealDorf on Sat 25th Apr 2009 00:21 UTC
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MS is becoming quite smarter everyday. I'm personally hoping it's sandboxed. Although expecting "win8" to feature a whole new api is *still* far-fetched..

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RE: Comment by FealDorf
by t3RRa on Sat 25th Apr 2009 05:05 in reply to "Comment by FealDorf"
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I think so too. and it's after Bill's departure!

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