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Anyone have/hear reports of Virtual PC or SoftWindows performance on a G5? I'm in need of "one of each" (mac for me, W2K for work and specialized software) and really don't want to buy two systems. I've used both emulators listed above since the Dawn of Time and find them more than adequate for what I need. But which one, and what's the estimated equivalent system? When a 2.5 GHz Wintel box is less than $400, it's a bit hard to resist when the G5 box I've got on order is over $2K. But would be nice to save the ...

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    Default Win emulator on G5?

    Anyone have/hear reports of Virtual PC or SoftWindows performance
    on a G5? I'm in need of "one of each" (mac for me, W2K for work and
    specialized software) and really don't want to buy two systems. I've
    used both emulators listed above since the Dawn of Time and find
    them more than adequate for what I need. But which one, and what's
    the estimated equivalent system? When a 2.5 GHz Wintel box is
    less than $400, it's a bit hard to resist when the G5 box I've
    got on order is over $2K. But would be nice to save the money for
    an iPod....

    thanks

    Blanche Guest

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    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
    machine?

    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]


     


    david Guest

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    In article <120820030842135089%invalid>,
    Jerry Kindall <invalid> wrote:
     

    What is MS virtual desktop?
    A internet search brings up nothing.
    Jay Guest

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    On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 12:34:57 -0400, Jay wrote:
     
    >
    > What is MS virtual desktop?
    > A internet search brings up nothing.[/ref]

    See the following link for both a description and download:

    https://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.aspx?pid=download&location=/mac/DOWNLOAD/MISC/RDC.xml&secid=80&ssid=9&flgnosysreq=True

    or

    http://makeashorterlink.com/?T56C41195

    PLM
    Patrick Guest

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    Default Re: Win emulator on G5?

    In article <nyx.net>, andrewunix
    <net> wrote:
     

    Yes, right. Too much Virtual on the brain.

    --
    Jerry Kindall, Seattle, WA <http://www.jerrykindall.com/>

    When replying by e-mail, use plain text ONLY to make sure I read it.
    Due to spam and viruses, I filter all mail with HTML or attachments.
    Jerry Guest

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    Default Re: Win emulator on G5?

    In article <120820030842135089%invalid>,
    Jerry Kindall <invalid> 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]

    Today Microsoft announced new configurations for Office X. One will
    include Virtual PC. Here's some information about it:

    <http://tinyurl.com/j2oj>

    --
    Gordon Alley <*>
    <mailto:net>
    <http://galley.home.texas.net>
    Gordon Guest

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    GDB <ca> wrote:
     

    At home, I rarely have a need to run anything that requires
    a Windows OS. Space in my apartment is very limited so I have
    found that the best thing to do with my piece of crap Compaq
    PC is to put it in my closet and run Virtual PC on my tibook.
    This gives me reasonably good performance for those rare
    ocassions when I need to do something in Windows without
    giving up valuable desk space.

    stan@temple.edu Guest

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