Virtual PC for IE6 testing

In a recent post on the Microsoft Internet Explorer blog, Pete LePage announced that Microsoft have released a Virtual PC 2004 image that includes Windows XP SP2, Internet Explorer 6, and the Internet Explorer 7 Readiness Kit. Here’s the kicker: you don’t have to buy an additional Windows license, which was previously the case when running Windows under VPC.

The VPC image is intended solely for IE6 testing, and is “time bombed” to stop working after April 1 2007. It is Microsoft’s intention to release another image at that point, which presumably will also be set to expire after six months.