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This isn't virtual, it's for real

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In case you haven’t noticed, http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx has a new little tidbit.  Virtual PC 2004 is now free.  We are also going to make Virtual PC 2007 free.  So I’ll save you the trouble of following the links from the page.  Goto http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6D58729D-DFA8-40BF-AFAF-20BCB7F01CD1&displaylang=en and download Virtual PC 2004 SP1 right now.

Merry Christmas!!!  Be sure to ask Santa for more memory.

[UPDATE] Blake Handler at http://bhandler.spaces.msn.com/ sent me some email and pointed me to the WMWare website.  Interesting, now I can get some free goodies from them, too.  See http://www.vmware.com/news/releases/server.html.  Think anybody would notice if I was using VMWare Server to do my demos?  Might be a fun test…

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  • As John, Keith and others are reporting Virtual PC is now free, the download and full details are here:...

  • Darn, I sure feel silly for buying a couple of copies of this last year for $125 each...  ;-)  Maybe Microsoft will feel sorry for me and throw some swag my way?  :-)

  • I've got two shrink wrap boxes I'll sell you.  How does $50 each sound?

    Just kidding.  

    Yea, it's a bummer.  I ordered some copies of Virtual Server and Virtual PC just before the vs announcement.  I'm still going to give them away... duh.

  • I have some fantastic news, we have just announced, we are giving away Virtual PC for free!  Just...

  • You know, I understand why Microsoft is giving away Virtual PC and Virtual Server for free.. afterall, now instead of 1 OS per box you have to buy many...  but VMware?  what's their motive?