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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:11 am    Post subject: Virtual PC Reply with quote

Anyone using Virtual PC? I seriously do not think I could actually get myself to buy it, but I AM curious to know if anyone here uses it on their mini's...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Virtual PC Reply with quote

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Anyone using Virtual PC? I seriously do not think I could actually get myself to buy it, but I AM curious to know if anyone here uses it on their mini's...


Virtual PC is SLOOOW even on a Dual G5. The fastest OS i've found with it is Windows 98 stripped down. What I've done is install VMWare on my Linux server and I always run a copy of XP on my Linux box. I can then remote desktop to from my Mac to XP.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Virtual PC Reply with quote

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mavherzog wrote:
Anyone using Virtual PC? I seriously do not think I could actually get myself to buy it, but I AM curious to know if anyone here uses it on their mini's...


Virtual PC is SLOOOW even on a Dual G5. The fastest OS i've found with it is Windows 98 stripped down. What I've done is install VMWare on my Linux server and I always run a copy of XP on my Linux box. I can then remote desktop to from my Mac to XP.


I've had good luch with VMWare on linux. So would you say that VMWare performs quite a bit better than Virtual PC?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2005 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Virtual PC Reply with quote

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bubba wrote:
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Anyone using Virtual PC? I seriously do not think I could actually get myself to buy it, but I AM curious to know if anyone here uses it on their mini's...


Virtual PC is SLOOOW even on a Dual G5. The fastest OS i've found with it is Windows 98 stripped down. What I've done is install VMWare on my Linux server and I always run a copy of XP on my Linux box. I can then remote desktop to from my Mac to XP.


I've had good luch with VMWare on linux. So would you say that VMWare performs quite a bit better than Virtual PC?


Oh definately. Because you're not having to emulate the x86 processor. I only have a gig of ram in my Linux box and have almost 400 dedicated to VMware and the underlying OS is still usable. You cannot really do anything else on your Mac if you're running VPC with Windows XP.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Virtual PC Reply with quote

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mavherzog wrote:
bubba wrote:
mavherzog wrote:
Anyone using Virtual PC? I seriously do not think I could actually get myself to buy it, but I AM curious to know if anyone here uses it on their mini's...


Virtual PC is SLOOOW even on a Dual G5. The fastest OS i've found with it is Windows 98 stripped down. What I've done is install VMWare on my Linux server and I always run a copy of XP on my Linux box. I can then remote desktop to from my Mac to XP.


I've had good luch with VMWare on linux. So would you say that VMWare performs quite a bit better than Virtual PC?


Oh definately. Because you're not having to emulate the x86 processor. I only have a gig of ram in my Linux box and have almost 400 dedicated to VMware and the underlying OS is still usable. You cannot really do anything else on your Mac if you're running VPC with Windows XP.

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I am having trouble having XP recognize the printer and internet with VPC. What am I doing wrong?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Virtual PC Reply with quote

bubba wrote:
mavherzog wrote:
Anyone using Virtual PC? I seriously do not think I could actually get myself to buy it, but I AM curious to know if anyone here uses it on their mini's...


Virtual PC is SLOOOW even on a Dual G5. The fastest OS i've found with it is Windows 98 stripped down. What I've done is install VMWare on my Linux server and I always run a copy of XP on my Linux box. I can then remote desktop to from my Mac to XP.


I agree..it would be painful on the mini.
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