Does Ben address the install time of OS's on the virtual PC? I find that installations in VPC's take much much longer.
Yeah - this is an oft debated topic. We know that we are the fastest for OS install, and this is largely because most of our performance tuning work has gone into actually using the OS once it is installed. These happen to be two significantly different usage
patterns - and we have not yet spent significant time optimizing the install path - simply because it is something that users do a lot less often than actually 'using' the operating system.