February 23rd, 2003, 12:25 PM
Microsoft buys Connectix Virtual PC
Taken from http://theregister.co.uk/content/4/29402.html
Linux fell off the roadmap yesterday when Microsoft announced it had bought Connectix's virtual machine technology, and in characteristic style pitched it as meaning that existing Windows users would now be able to upgrade faster to new versions by running old windows virtually on new Windows.
Products differently-purposed from Connectix's Virtual PC for Windows would therefore seem to us to stand in some considerable peril, particularly as there is at least a suggestion that Microsoft plans to roll the technology into the operating system. Connectix currently runs on two basic host platforms, Mac and windows, and allows you to run various other operating systems on those platforms. Virtual PC for Mac is intended largely to allow Mac users to run windows applications, while the PC variant enables a bunch of other stuff, including Linux - read up on it while you still can - and OS/2.
February 23rd, 2003, 01:20 PM
wouldn't the Virtual PC have some sort of lag and restricted options/functions?