Hyper-V Program Manager
Having heard nothing but good reviews about Windows Media Center 2005 - and being a nerd at heart - I decided to try and build my own Media Center PC this weekend.
Once the install CD's were in my hands - I thought - 'I wonder if this would run under Virtual PC?'
I have previously tried running Media Center 2004 under Virtual PC - and the result was 'craptacular' (the entire UI was distorted and unusable). So my expectations for Media Center 2005 in VPC were not very high. Boy was I in for a surprise.
Obviously - I cannot use the TV functionality under Virtual PC (no virtual TV tuner) but the UI, photo and music aspects all worked beautifully. I was able to listen to music while viewing photo slide shows.
All in all - a very enjoyable (though completely pointless) exercise :-)