Microsoft says desktop virtualization is still immature

Aaron Tan, from ZDnet Asia, reported a Microsoft spokesperson statement saying:

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.

Sometimes Microsoft marketing strategy is a mistery.
The company is doing a huge investment injecting a new hypervisor (Windows Server Virtualization, formerly codename Viridian) inside the Windows kernel, and catching up the market leader (and almost monopolist) VMware.

It’s hard to believe a Microsoft representative is taking such position just to justify a recent change on Vista EULA, limiting customers capability to run the new operating system inside virtual machines, or to justify technical limitations preventing Aero Glass new interface to be correctly displayed inside a virtual machine.

Anyway it’s worth to remember that other times press capability to distort a statement is amazing…