Virtual PC 5 rocks

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mac15, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. mac15 macrumors 68040

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  2. Beej macrumors 68020

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    It's useful, I'll give it that. I don't know if it rocks, though. If it was faster, maybe it might be pretty cool... but this is Windows we're talking about, remember, and Windows will never rock.
     
  3. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    ive heard that the 5.0.2 update really speeded the app up.





    irmongoose
     
  4. chmorley macrumors 6502a

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    Faster

    Much faster, in some respects. Still a bit slow for any real use, but useful for a few apps. I still use it only when absolutely necessary.

    Chris
     
  5. Beej macrumors 68020

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    Re: Faster

    Yep. Exactly.
     
  6. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    I use it on my iBook 600 with 384 MB of ram. I run Win 95, 98, 2000, NT, and XP as well as Mandrake Linux. I am a network admin, and it helps to be able to boot to any OS that my customer may be using. I have to say that the performance in X is not bad if you do a few things.

    1st) Keep the drive format Fat 16 this will make it much faster than Fat 32, or NTFS.

    2) Defrag, Defrag, Defrag, this makes a huge difference in the Virtual Machine.

    3) Give it plenty of memory, but not the maximum that you can.
    EX: I have 384, I can allot 212, but I only give them 160. This will give OS X more memory to manage the Mac efficiently.

    Hope these help everyone as much as they have me.

    Chuck
     
  7. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    VPC5

    Yes VPC5 is nice but u have to remember it is windows: This program has performed and illegal operation and will be closed. If this problem continues please contact the software maker.
    Ok
    Details
     
  8. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    LOL,
    I have never crashed Windows under VPC, ever. And that is two years running it, and six months once as a beta tester. I guess you need a Mac to make Windows run correctly. ;)
     
  9. SubFredZero macrumors member

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    5.0.2

    I was using 5.0 till now, and its very slow if you look at vpc 4 in os 9. But now with the 5.0.2 update, VPC is realy much faster...

    Thanks for the updating tip... :)
     
  10. Taft macrumors 65816

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    Way better.

    5.02 is way better than the first OS X release.

    And did any of you ever use RealPC? That was painful. Especially for multimedia/games/graphics. It was painfully slow. VPC is much better.

    Matthew
     
  11. stoid macrumors 601

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    What happened to...

    SoftWindows, a friend of mine used that and said it chewed up and spit out VPC
     

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