Yep, downloaded a copy of Windows 7 RC and a corresponding product key. Installed and now fully virtualized under SLES 11 Xen... no hacks, no tricks, it just worked... the way I like it. Yeah!
The installation experience for Windows 7 RC is smooth and painless coz it made all my choices for me... how sweet?! All I had to do was to tell it to do a fresh install and choose the target disk! Of course, post-installation requires me to create a user account and password followed by activating the product with the product key. No fuss, no stress installation for an end user desktop.
The installation experience for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 is pretty close too in terms of ease and yet gives me more options at install time to configure the system the way I want it... I welcome the arrival of Windows 7, as iron sharpens iron, it just gets better (progress) as opposed to a monopoly and innovation suffers.