“Microsoft confirms that Virtual PC is not compatible with the new G5 Power Macs: “Virtual PC relies on a feature of the G3/G4 processors called ‘pseudo little-endian mode’ for increased performance when emulating a Pentium processor…. Because the new G5 processor does not support this feature, large portions of the VPC for Mac program must be rewritten and carefully tested to work properly on the G5 CPU,” reports MacNN.
MacDailyNews Take: Hmmmm… Wonder how fast a G5 could emulate a Pentium, run Windows and Windows applications? Guess we’ll have to wait for Microsoft to “optimize” it, huh?
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