Virtual PC 5 rocks

Beej

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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.
 

chmorley

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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
 

Beej

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Re: Faster

Originally posted by chmorley
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.
Yep. Exactly.
 

Backtothemac

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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
 

Backtothemac

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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. ;)
 

SubFredZero

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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... :)
 

Taft

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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
 
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