Virtual PC and PowerBook 17" 1.33 GHZ, 512 Ram

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by trunksfujita, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi has anyone tried using The latest version of Virtual PC 6.0 With Windows XP Home or proffessional, I would like to know the performace, how fast is it, is it good enough to work with it, THE PROBLEM is that i need to run it on my new uodated powerbook, because i need to run VisualBasic.net on it for school.

    I had an IBook with 800mhz, 640Ram, and 32 MB Video, And the performance sucked, it was really slow and crappy, a

    I want to know if i will lose my money because, it is not going to be fast enough.

    Thank you
     
  2. macrumors member

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    My advice would be to buy a cheap windows 2000 professional license (OEM, whatever), strip all the junk with LitePC, and run your apps in VPC.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I have VPC 6 on a Powerbook 17" 1GHz with 1GB RAM. Still it is very slow, even with 512 MB dedicated to it. Win 2000 Pro is slightly better, but, if you can live with it Win98SE is faster still (but it is a horrible OS). My advice is to buy a very cheap PC (you can get them for £235 now) and run the app on that. It will always be faster than VPC.
     
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    I want to know this as well. It will make or break whether or not I get a 1.33Ghz 17"er or wait for a G5 PowerBook.
     
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    Cool. I'll do that if you are willing to carry the computer and monitor behind me while I take my PowerBook from A to B otherwise this is NOT an option. :p
     

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