Microsoft to release Virtual PC 7 with G5 compatibility soon

“Microsoft this week will release Virtual PC 7 to manufacturing, after several months of delays, according to MacNN sources. The release of the Windows emulation software for Mac comes after the Mac BU decided to wait for the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2, which was made available earlier this month. Microsoft will also release Office 2004 Professional Edition to manufacturing, the premium version of the company’s Office 2004 bundled with Virtual PC 7. Both the full version of Virtual PC 7 and Office 2004 Professional are expected to be available in retail stores by October… Sources tell MacNN that Microsoft’s Virtual PC 7 will bring better for support for (USB) peripherals, speed improvements, G5 compatibility, dual-processor support, and better native support for graphic cards,” MacNN reports.

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35 Comments

  1. Ok…but look. I work in the corporate world and fought to the bone to get Macs used in our department. Having VPC to work on our G5s truly makes the “G5” a corporate ballbuster!!..They build all these complicated intranets which are only Windows compatible…. which will not work unless they see a Windows 2000 “corporate” imaged and configured browser pointing at them.

    I only wish Apple created some Safari “firewall” so that Safari could “camoulflage” itself to these intranets to trick them into thinking it’s IE and to be able to authenticate to them.

    So..this is really good news for us who have fought to keep our Macs in the IBM/Microshit world AND get the best access in the corporate world.

  2. I’ll wait for it to appear on a file sharing network, like I do with all my Microsoft software. I stealing from criminals, and pay the good guys like Apple Adobe and Macromedia, etc.

  3. Kimbakat: what you ask is there. Safari can camouflage itself and pretend to be something else. Works like a charm and site who touts to be working only with IE get fooled like the idiots who maintain them.

    Just do this, in exact order:

    1) Quit Safari

    2) Launch Terminal.app, on that…

    3) write – without quotes, case important –
    ‘defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1’

    4) Launch Safari, a new menu Debug is now available

    5) select Debug–>User Agent –> the browser you like

    Voil�, Safari is no more Safari but something else to the site you visit.

  4. True Mac devotees would never desecrate their MacintoshHD with such contemptible rubbish, nor entertain the thought. This is only for switchers and the impure, not the high clergy.

    Redeem your sins! Trash Virtual PC and all Microsoft products!

  5. I know I’m gonna be flamed but, I like VPC and will install it on my G5 this week.
    It’s good for running the software you can’t get for Mac, and I hear that this version uses hardware on the Graphics card to utilize direct X , so even some older games that didn’t get to Mac will be useable

  6. >Hellstudios wrote: (just look up)

    Uhhh… true Mac Devotees?

    Of all things to be devoted to… a box that plugs into a wall.

    You can call that sort of thing all sorts of things. And people call Windows users idiots.

    A Mac Devotee… Yikes.

  7. >Hellstudios wrote: (just look up)

    Uhhh… true Mac Devotees?

    Of all things to be devoted to… a box that plugs into a wall.

    You can call that sort of thing all sorts of things. And people call Windows users idiots.

    A Mac Devotee… Yikes.

  8. VPC is useful, and having it available for the G5 might actually speed it up enough to make it more than a curiosity for some who have no other option.

    Re: Safari’s stealth capabilities – they do enable Safari to present itself as IE and others, but Safari still cannot emulate all of the Windows-specific stuff that is built into IE 5.5 and 6. I can’t get full functionality with my corporate iNotes running Safari, no matter how it is disguised.

  9. Daner: granted. It does not work for all cases but for some it is just a great way to smile at some webmasters idiocy.

    MacPCGuy: it was clearly a joke. True Mac High Clergy, The Elected Ones, would never profess their rank publicly.

    ;P

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