Microsoft updates Virtual PC for Mac to version 6.1.1

Microsoft has posted Virtual PC for Mac version 6.1.1, which allows users to run Windows and programs for Microsoft Windows on Macintosh computers. This update addresses security issues and bugs related to running upcoming Windows XP Professional service packs. This Virtual PC for Mac version 6.1.1 update does not include an uninstall feature.

More info and download link here.


  1. From the Microsoft site today:

    “Virtual PC for Mac and the Power Mac G5

    We know Mac users are excited to take advantage of the speed of the new Power Mac G5 processor to run Virtual PC for Mac and PC programs. Microsoft is currently working on the next version of Virtual PC for Mac, which will run on the G5. Watch the Mactopia newsletter for updates.”


  2. Too bad so many people are under the mistaken belief that one must be able to run Windows software in order to survive in today’s world.

    Nothing could be further from the truth. There is a OS X equivalent for practically everything you can do on Windows and most of the time, it is a superior product. All it takes is a little research and some critical thinking.

    Unfortunately, the latter does not seem to be part of the average PC user’s vocabulary.

  3. geez people are frickin retards we buy antivirus software constantly update it spend hours maintianing firewalls and the like. yet we will willingly put microsoft viruses on our systems? comon people think! DEATH TO VPC!

  4. Regarding VPC and OS X compatibility, the answer to why one huge segment of the business world – the AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) portion – can’t fully switch to Mac is lack of a native Mac OS X port of AutoCAD. If someone, like me, wants to use a Mac at work, VPC is the only option.

    Despite all of the wonderful native OS X CAD software (ArchiCAD, Vectorworks), the vast majority of the AEC world uses AutoCAD and has years and years of project files, templates, blocks, scripts and customized tools that only work in AutoCAD. To duplicate all of that from scratch in a OS X native CAD package would mean so much work for most firms that “switching” is not an option. VPC is necessary until Autodesk decides to port AutoCAD to OS X…

  5. groovnyc, why don’t you do your new work with the OS X software you mention? That way, sub-contractors and others who will have to view your plans will just have to get Macs.

  6. great thing, now i can safely emulate all those 70.000+ vvindows viri on my mac ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

    btw: if 70.000 viri go to the market leader, there should be around 3500 viri for a system with 5% market share, where are they?

    the day the first os-x virus is discovered, i’ll have a glass of champaign!!! i’m waiting…

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