[nycbug-talk] Microsoft VirtualPC for Mac

Kurt Miller truk
Fri Jun 18 15:05:00 EDT 2004

From: <marco at metm.org>
> On Fri, Jun 18, 2004 at 02:03:42PM -0400, Kurt Miller wrote:
> > I'm looking to replace my aging Vaio and am seriously considering
> > a Mac. The one thing I will miss the most is VMWare. I use it on
> > my laptop to work on OpenBSD ports while traveling. I think it
> > would be fantastic if I could use Microsoft VirtualPC for Mac to
> > run OpenBSD/i386. Anyone here tried it yet?
> > 
> > http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/virtualpc/virtualpc.aspx?pid=virtualpc
> > 
> KISS principle.

Yes I know I'm a glutton for punnishment. ;-) Being on the bleading
edge has its rewards though. I learn alot more and sometimes I can
contribute back too. 

> I've got to wonder why you would give yourself the headache of trying to
> run two emulation environments. When you could run OpenBSD native on
> another laptop.  Of course you could also run another free ppc os on your
> iBook like I do.

The idea is to not reboot from one OS to another all the time (or to
carry multiple laptops). My current laptop can boot into OpenBSD 
and WinK2, but also run the same OpenBSD partition in VMWare.
I rarely take the time to do the reboot to use OpenBSD. 

I'm thinking/hoping with the Mac and the Microsoft Virtual PC, I
could get the best of all worlds (OS X, Windows development, 
OpenBSD development). Best of all I would get to dump windows
for my day to day usage. ;)


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