At the office we used to use VPC. Now we don't. When Microsoft acquired it, updates slowed, patches slowed and the price went up.

It's almost the same price as another PC that we can toss a Ghost image on, test the setup and then repeat with other images.

With new dual-core 64-bit CPUs on the horizon it's unclear if MS will offer a VPC of such a system.

In my view, MS will sink this acquisition into virtual servers to do battle with User-Mode-Linux.