In article <120820030842135089%invalid>,
Jerry Kindall <com> wrote:
>A copy of Virtual PC with a Windows license is going to cost almost as
>much as the $400 you'd pay for a cheap PC box. You can probably get a
>year-old PC for even less than $400. You can use Microsoft's free
>Virtual Deskcop Client (available for Mac) to access the PC desktop
>from your Mac and the performance will be much superior to Virtual PC.
>I vote for the iron.[/ref]
It depends. To what extent does the original poster need the Wintel
Things are in flux as I type. Microsoft bought Connectix, which puts
out Virtual PC. However, FWB is in the process of gussying up its
latest version of Soft PC and Soft Windows, now called Real PC and
something else (Microsoft is suing to prevent FWB using the name
"Windows" in an emulator.) The newest version is OS X native.
If the OP's Wintel app doesn't need much horsepower, this might be
a way to go.
I'd wait till I had the G5 in hand, download a demo (if possible)
of the FWB product, and see what performance is like. Presumably
the OP can always buy a cheap bit o' Wintel iron if needed.
David Derbes [uchicago.edu]