Archive for January, 2006

Microsoft working with Apple on future of Virtual PC

In an article of AppleInsider the General Manager of the Macintosh Business Unit at Microsoft, Roz Ho said; “Virtual PC 7 remains the top emulation software for Mac PowerPC users. However, applications like Virtual PC that are highly dependent on the OS will not run under Rosetta”,
“These types of products require a dedicated team and a lot of work to rebuild them for an entirely new architecture. That said, we know that using Windows-based applications on Macs is important to our customers, and we’re working with Apple to figure out the best way to bring this technology to Intel-based Macs. We’ll have a better idea once we have the new machines and can accurately evaluate just what is required to transition the product.”

With the Mac going to Intel architecture, would this mean you could switch from emulation to virtualization and it would be very interesting to see if VMware, Xen and the likes will follow (or lead).

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VMware ESX 3.0 and VirtualCenter 2.0 Beta

If you are interested in beta testing the new version of VMware ESX and VC you can sign up for the beta program. For some reason I did not easily find the link on the VMware site, so that is why I am posting it here 🙂 The Beta is not available yet, so you will have to be a bit patient.

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