I want to separate my development work from my routine work. My host OS is Windows 7. I was wondering if Windows XP would be a viable choice for the guest OS. I do not own a copy of Windows XP now. Doing some quick searches on sites like Futureshop, I see that they don't sell Windows XP anymore.
I do not want to install Windows 7 as the guest OS (since it would take a significant amount of system resources).
Can I still buy Windows XP from a reputable source? (I do want it to be legal). Is there a reason it is not available anymore (I would have thought it would be available more at least for Virtual machine purposes - considering it is much lighter and provides the necessary base for Visual Studio, SQL Server etc.).