Virtual PC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DJ1UK, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. DJ1UK Guest

    #1
    Hi All,

    Just wanting to know if I buy a eMac and put virtual PC on it, will it be able to run Visual Studio.net and Microsoft Visio ?

    Thanks

    DJ
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #2
    It will run, but it will run like ****, just like evrything else running under VPC. You're FAR better off getting a cheap PC off eBay and then using Microsofts Remote Desktop Client for Mac to connect to it. Seriously, even a cheapo Celeron box will be much faster than VPC.
     
  3. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

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    #3
    or if you are like me and don't want anything M$ on your Macintosh you can install RDesktop an open source RDP client that works in X11.

    I REALLY wished the people at VMWare got their act together and proveded a good port for OSX. VMWare blows VirtualPC out of the water, and has been around longer then the VirtualPC software that Microsoft bought from an other company.

    I wonder what his thoughts are now that it is 2005 ??

    I loved that company, and still do, they are stupid to ignore the Macintosh platform (well i n my mind) Especially considering OS X is unix based. I know they will have to do extensive work and testing to make it work on the PowerPC core systems, but I think lots of us would look at VMWare as opposed to a Microsoft solution.

    maybe not though...
     
  4. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    VMWare wouldn't be the answer because you would still come back to the fundamental problem of emulating x86 on PowerPC. Windows emulation is the easy part.
     

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