Re: [NTLK] Virtual PC

From: Ivan Kowalenko <>
Date: Mon Apr 09 2007 - 08:21:55 EDT

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On Apr 4, 2007, at 18.16, Andy Hill wrote:

> Hi there
> I was wondering whether running an early version of Virtual PC on
> my power book would mean I could use programmes (newton related)
> developed to run on Windows. Sort of have the best of both worlds.

You'll actually want a later version of VirtualPC, since it'll have
all the latest speed-up hacks and such. However, I actually recommend
a program called Q. Q is an OS X port of the Linux emulation app
qemu. It'll emulate a wide range of applications and supports some
basic (very basic) compression techniques. In addition to being free,
and supporting a wider range of hardware (emulated, that is) than
VirtualPC, I find it's more efficient (as in your emulated system
will run faster).

> Does anyone use Virtual PC in this way?

Plenty of people do.

> I realised to late when I moved onto a mac that I (and I hate to
> say this) preferred the set up I had on a PC. Ah well, better to
> have tried than forever wondered.

Well, thankfully new Macs eliminate that problem. Boot Camp even
supports (that abomination) Vista these days.
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