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MacBytes
Nov 23, 2006, 09:37 AM
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iMeowbot
Nov 23, 2006, 09:38 AM
Thought that looked familiar.
9 August 2006

Rooey
Nov 23, 2006, 10:50 AM
Windows on a mac... *shudders*

Stella
Nov 23, 2006, 10:52 AM
No loss. There are plenty of other alternative solutions.

Most people know the reason they bought Virtual PC in the first place was for the Box 1 emulator on the XBox 360.

islandman
Nov 23, 2006, 10:56 AM
Not surprised...At least we already have Boot Camp and Parallels. And VMWare on the way.

Queso
Nov 23, 2006, 11:01 AM
Erm, so Messenger 6.0 will be out "later this year"? Strange that I've been using it some weeks now. :confused:

scottlinux
Nov 23, 2006, 11:28 AM
Wow. This is old news.

Old news = new news?

In other news, I heard that Apple will end PPC hardware products, and transition to Intel chips:

http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/06/06/intelappleanalysts/index.php

Maxwell Smart
Nov 23, 2006, 11:34 AM
This news is ancient. How did this slip by?

mkrishnan
Nov 23, 2006, 11:35 AM
Erm, so Messenger 6.0 will be out "later this year"? Strange that I've been using it some weeks now. :confused:

Look at the article date. I don't know how this ended up on MacBytes today. But as far as we're on the topic of Messenger 6, I wonder if MS will live up to their promises on the *next* messenger for Mac.

Peace
Nov 23, 2006, 12:10 PM
Slow news week.Gotta fill space somehow :rolleyes:

Rocketman
Nov 23, 2006, 01:22 PM
What I don't understand is why Microsoft does not have ONE OR TWO GUYS (and Apple too) to do "maintenance updates" to OLD programs Office 2004 Mac, Windows XP, Explorer 5.X, Virtual PC, etc.

Apple could update 9.2.2, Mac Draw II :), OS 7.6.x, etc.

Just so the old stuff could enjoy the benefits of itentified bugs and newer technology (file and disc formats, I/O, export to the newest thing) the older programs were not aware of.

This stuff has fairly huge installed bases and even a $39 update fee could generate pretty good revenues.

Apple in particular tends to abandon yesterday's products instead of respecting the users who have adopted them, or maintain them ALONG SIDE the new stuff.

Have you deen the price of a G3 Powerbook lately? STILL almost $400.

Rocketman

mkrishnan
Nov 23, 2006, 01:27 PM
ONE OR TWO GUYS (and Apple too) to do "maintenance updates" to OLD programs Office 2004 Mac, Windows XP, Explorer 5.X, Virtual PC, etc.

Ermm.... first, Office 04 and XP are current software at the moment. Second, they've received a number of updates... Office has been updated what... five times since it came out? XP gets entirely *too many* updates. :confused:

winmacguy
Nov 23, 2006, 08:16 PM
This news is ancient. How did this slip by?

I thought it sounded like old news too, but IT news had a recent date on the article.:confused: when I posted it.:rolleyes:

wmmk
Nov 23, 2006, 08:42 PM
nice! this means some new cool product in office '07 pro!

Dunepilot
Nov 24, 2006, 10:46 AM
What I don't understand is why Microsoft does not have ONE OR TWO GUYS (and Apple too) to do "maintenance updates" to OLD programs Office 2004 Mac, Windows XP, Explorer 5.X, Virtual PC, etc.

Apple could update 9.2.2, Mac Draw II :), OS 7.6.x, etc.

Just so the old stuff could enjoy the benefits of itentified bugs and newer technology (file and disc formats, I/O, export to the newest thing) the older programs were not aware of.

This stuff has fairly huge installed bases and even a $39 update fee could generate pretty good revenues.

Apple in particular tends to abandon yesterday's products instead of respecting the users who have adopted them, or maintain them ALONG SIDE the new stuff.

Have you deen the price of a G3 Powerbook lately? STILL almost $400.

Rocketman

Really good point. You'd think that this would be good business sense.

wmmk
Nov 24, 2006, 12:25 PM
No loss. There are plenty of other alternative solutions.

Most people know the reason they bought Virtual PC in the first place was for the Box 1 emulator on the XBox 360.

wait, what? you can emulate an XBOX 360 with VPC? That's rather neat!

bigandy
Nov 24, 2006, 07:55 PM
wait, what? you can emulate an XBOX 360 with VPC? That's rather neat!

No you can't.


Most people know the reason they bought Virtual PC in the first place was for the Box 1 emulator on the XBox 360.

Connectix was purchased for their server virtualisation technology, something MSFT's pushing big. A positive offshoot could have been the XBox emulator on the 360, however it was not the focus of the Connectix purchase.