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. Recently I had purchased VPC 6 for my mac because we needed to upgrade some software that we run at my office that does not have a Mac version, but in my industry we needed the update to keep near the top. I figured I would rather have a mac running windows then a cheap windows box crashing after 5 minutes. Everyone I talked to said it would be a good option. But as I found out I was miss informed about system requirements. so I had to trash it and go with a PeeCee anyway…

  2. Recently I had purchased VPC 6 for my mac because we needed to upgrade some software that we run at my office that does not have a Mac version, but in my industry we needed the update to keep near the top. I figured I would rather have a mac running windows then a cheap windows box crashing after 5 minutes. Everyone I talked to said it would be a good option. But as I found out I was miss informed about system requirements. so I had to trash it and go with a PeeCee anyway…

  3. Recently I had purchased VPC 6 for my mac because we needed to upgrade some software that we run at my office that does not have a Mac version, but in my industry we needed the update to keep near the top. I figured I would rather have a mac running windows then a cheap windows box crashing after 5 minutes. Everyone I talked to said it would be a good option. But as I found out I was miss informed about system requirements. so I had to trash it and go with a PeeCee anyway…

  4. Why can’t a PC-Card based emulator be made for PowerBooks? Would it be too hot to have a little-endian coprocessor in a card that would assist in accelerating Wine (the Unix based Windows emulator)?

  5. VPC 7 W/XP Pro on EMAC 1Ghz 640 MB Can’t get Garmin City Select to download maps to Legend C. Can’t Find Device. All that money for FIRST and ONLY MS Trash………( what a sucker for the SPIN )

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