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Odds and Ends: Virtual PC 7 to get G5 compatibility; XServe G5 tech paper, Power PC G5 white paper

Odds and Ends: Virtual PC 7 to get G5 compatibility; XServe G5 tech paper, Power PC G5 white paper

Virtual PC 7 to get G5 compatibility As previously reported, the current iteration of Virtual PC (6.1) is incompatible with the now-shipping Power Macintosh G5s. A Microsoft spokesperson recently told MacFixIt: "We are working on adding G5 functionality into the next version of VPC, which is currently being developed by the Mac BU."

In the press release announcing Office 2004, Microsoft states that Power Mac G5 compatibility will be present in Virtual PC 7, due in the first half of 2004:

"Virtual PC for Mac Version 7 with Windows XP Professional will ship for the first time as part of Office 2004 for Mac Professional Edition and as a stand- alone product in the first half of 2004. Virtual PC 7 will be available with other guest operating systems a few months after this debut. Customers can look forward to key enhancements over the current version 6.1, including performance and usability improvements, as well as compatibility with the Macintosh G5."

XServe G5 tech paper, Power PC G5 white paperApple has posted two new technical documents: an overview of the new Xserve G5 and a white paper discussing the Power PC 970 (G5) architecture:

Resources
  • Xserve G5 Tech Overview
  • PowerPC G5 White Paper
  • More from Odds and Ends: