VMWare on IntelMac? [Was: Re: [funsec] 2 critical vulns and the
clock is ticking..[Fwd:[EEYEB-2000801]]
BlueBoar at thievco.com
Wed Jan 11 16:21:44 CST 2006
Tom Van Vleck wrote:
> According to www.macintouch.com, "vmware already has a version for Mac
> OS X in development."
Good to know.
> Also from that site, attempts to run VirtualPC
> on an IntelMac just crash.
I had lunch with someone who used to be one of the VirtualPC developers,
and someone who just happened to talk to someone who is there now. I
was reminded that there is a VirtualPC for the PC that already takes
advantage of the x86 it is running on, and is of course a big part of
Microsoft's future virtual PC strategy. MS already ships VirtualPC for
the Mac in order to run one of the components in a copy of XP which they
also give you for that purpose.
So yes, it looks extraordinarily likely to me that we'll have a number
of virtual x86 options available on the x86 Mac, and that there is a
good chance that they will perform pretty well. Plus, that's a great
use for the second CPU core that a lot of apps won't otherwise use.
Cool, a couple fewer reasons for me to hate OS X, which I've been trying
for a couple of months. Now, if we can just fix how some keyboard
things work, window switching... a second mouse button on my laptop...
then we can talk.
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