Microsoft still deciding the future of Virtual PC

According to Yahoo! news, Microsoft is still deciding whether to release next version of Virtual PC or not.

“We are continuing to work with Apple on a possible next version of Virtual PC,” said Amanda Lefebvre, marketing manager for Microsoft’s Mac Business Unit. “We still don’t have all the answers, but we are trying to understand what changes need to happen in their operating system and what changes we need to make.”

Virtual PC’s future was thrown into flux by Apple’s move to Intel-built processors. While Microsoft has committed to developing an Intel-native version of its Office suite, Virtual PC was notably absent from a five-year technology agreement between Apple and Microsoft that was unveiled at January’s Macworld Expo.

VPC future uncertain as Microsoft welcomes Boot Camp (Yahoo! News, 7th April)
MS still debating future of Virtual PC (MacNN, 7th April)


Posted by Antony at April 9, 2006 12:56 PM

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