Virtual PC 5 Released
10:25 AM | Noah Brimhall | Comment on this story
Connectix has announced the release of Virtual PC 5, the latest version of its PC emulation software. The new version supports Mac OS X and the newest OS from Microsoft, Windows XP. As with the previous version of Virtual PC, Mac OS 9 and every version of Windows since Windows 98 is supported, as is PC-DOS.
New features in Virtual PC 5 also include:
Multiprocessor support in Mac OS XAlthough Windows XP is supported now, at this time only Windows 98 and DOS are shipping preinstalled with Virtual PC 5. Windows 2000 and XP bundles are expected later this month and in January, respectively. Add-on packs for all Microsoft OSes are expected later this month.
Virtual switch in Mac OS X - to network between Virtual PCs running on the same Mac
Undoable drive images - allow you to back out of any Windows session
Ability to share removable media storage devices
DVD-ROM data support for the guest OS
Key mapping between Macintosh keyboard and standard PC keyboard
Snappier user experience - faster menus & faster text scrolling
Virtual PC is $199 with Windows 98 preinstalled and $99 with DOS preinstalled. Upgrades can be purchased for only $79, and there are special programs for those who purchased Virtual PC 4 since November 1, 2001.
Although Virtual PC 5 does not support 3D hardware acceleration, many less-demanding PC games that do not require such acceleration may run well.
Connectix: Virtual PC 5
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