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The cynic in me says that this is just hype that'll go the way of Longhorn/WinFS by the time they ship.

They already have a lightweight core running, they've reduced usage for idle machines, and they've had vx in server versions for ages.

Hopefully it will stay, at least in the higher end consumer packages at least. Definitely looking forward to Windows 8.

The cynic in me says: See XP Mode.

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