XPM - XP mode for Windows 7

Here is something interesting with Windows 7: XPM ( Windows XP Mode).  This will be a fully licensed copy of Windows XP with Service Pack 3 in a virtual machine in a virtualization solution akin to Virtual PC.  What is key here is that XPM will not run as a separate windows desktop that will interact directly with the host (Windows 7).  In this way, if you install an application in XPM it will also be to the host as well

As of today's truth - this will be a free download for those running Windows 7 Enterprise, Professional or Ultimate editions.  Users will still need systems that support processor-based virtualization (either Intel or AMD) and XPM can be administered through Group Policy.

What does this mean for users?  How about application compatibility?  Since you can install a legacy app in to XPM  - less worries about backwards compatibility!

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