[nycbug-talk] Microsoft VirtualPC for Mac
Fri Jun 18 16:00:53 EDT 2004
From: "Pete Wright" <pete at nomadlogic.org>
> Kurt Miller wrote:
> >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. ;)
> not to knock PowerBooks, but it may be worth looking at a ThinkPad.
> I've got a real nice X31 that seems to have *most* of the features one
> would expect from a PowerBook at roughly the same cost. That is unless
> you are doing some stuff specific to PPC devel, or you really love OSX
> (which is a really valid point IMO). This way you can run oBSD on it,
> then run Win in vmware, or use wine for specific apps even. dunno just
> throwing ideas out.
Thanks for the ideas and Bob too. I guess I'd like to go the OS X route
for my day to day instead of OpenBSD because I don't want to maintain
all my desktop apps myself. I'm supposing the learning curve would be
much less if I don't have to figure out how to install, configure and maintain
all the basic apps myself. Plus if OpenBSD works well in VirtualPC for
Mac, I can continue to work on the Java ports (i386 only) for OpenBSD.
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