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Virtualization support on the Mac

by MacHugger / March 26, 2006 2:18 AM PST

Apple may be developing virtualization software that would allow Windows to easily boot on the MacOS while still having MacOS active. I don't quite understand how this differs from Virtual PC, if at all, except Intel has apparently added (or will add) support for such things in its processors. They claim Apple is working closely with Intel and Microsoft on this. This will apparently be in the next version of OSX code named Leopard.


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The question is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 26, 2006 3:04 AM PST

What "Virtualization" are you using now?

Or in the past.


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Virtual PC
by MacHugger / March 28, 2006 7:19 AM PST
In reply to: The question is...

I've tried Virtual PC on my Mac but I'm not a big fan of the speed and how it works. I hope that if Apple, Intel and Microsoft work together on a combined hardware/software solution for it, it will work way better than VPC.

-Kevin S.

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How could it work better?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2006 8:48 PM PST
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Let's say you are the CPU and I put you on on a 100 meter dash.

a. With 1 50lb bag of apples.
b. With 2 50lb bag of apples.
c. Just you.

What some don't comprehend that you still have your one (or dual core) CPU so as you load it up, it will slow down...

Virtualizing can't get around that you only have so much muscle to work with.

-> Have you seen VMWare?


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Sorry Kev ...
by barret55 / March 26, 2006 12:21 PM PST

I had already beaten you to this article, just I guess no one saw it.

Guess I'm just not as cool as you are ... yet Happy

Still, I think this would be a very cool idea if it's true. Would love to be able to run Windows apps natively in OS X, although I'm guessing it may be limited to the Intel Macs.


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by MacHugger / March 28, 2006 7:21 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry Kev ...

Sorry, Terry. I usually do a quick scan to see if an item has been posted. Sometimes I don't go to the second or third page to check (or even catch it on the first page if I'm being sloppy) Happy

-Kevin S.

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No worries Kevin ...
by barret55 / March 28, 2006 12:52 PM PST
In reply to: Oops

I have more than my fair share of brain farts (sometimes seems like I have chronic brain gas .. haha)

I'll be gone on "vacation" all next week, so I'll have lots and lots to catch up on. Happy


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