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Image Based Install in Vista & Windows PE 2.0

Vista’s installation process is dramatically different to any previous version of Windows: rather than being an ‘installer’, the install DVD is actually a preinstalled copy of Windows that simply gets decompressed onto your PC. So how does it adjust to your hardware? How do you slipstream updates and drivers into it? Can you also ‘preinstall’ … Read more

Vista Home users too dumb to use virtual machines says Microsoft

Consumers cannot run home versions of Windows Vista as virtual machines because is not mature enough for broad adoption, says Microsoft. A Microsoft spokesperson told ZDNet Asia: “For production machines and everyday usage, virtualization is a fairly new technology and one that we think is not yet mature enough for broad consumer adoption.” According to … Read more

French MPs Dump Windows for Linux

Starting June 2007, PCs in French députés’ offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open source productivity software. The project, backed by MPs Richard Cazenav and Bernard Carayon of the UMP party, will see 1,154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with OpenOffice.org, Firefox and an open source email … Read more

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