Msg#: 3206672 posted 10:37 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)
Looking at my logs, it appears IE7 is steadily making an appearance. However, the most recent Windows version I have access to is 2000, which I use mainly for testing my sites in IE6. Unfortunately it seems IE7 is not being released for 2000, so it looks like I might have to acquire a more recent Windows version.
Am I right in thinking XP Home SP2 would be the best value for money? I would only really be running it for IE7 and possibly one or two other common Windows-only applications; presumably there would be no advantage for me in the more expensive professional version.
Msg#: 3206672 posted 9:22 am on Jan 5, 2007 (gmt 0)
Virtual PC definitely runs on win2k, but in any case, XP Home just has some features disabled. These are mostly related to networking, so if you don't use a AD Domain or similar then you can get away with the Home version.
There are a few other things removed such as Remote Desktop/IIS and IIRC you can't use multiple processors with the Home version.