Virtual PC for Mac won't be Universal

Virtual PCNews from The Mac Observer, there won't be a Universal version of Virtual PC any time soon, Microsoft suggests users to use Apple's Boot Camp and other vendor's solutions.

Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit (MBU) on Monday said in a statement provided to The Mac Observer that it "has made the decision not to move forward with a Universal version of Virtual PC at this time."
The MBU will continue to support current Virtual PC customers, but it said that "developing a high-quality virtualization solution, such as Virtual PC, for the Intel-based Mac is similar to creating a version 1.0 release due to how closely the product integrates with Mac hardware. The Mac BU still recognizes that customers continue to need access to Windows applications from their Intel-based Macs, and feels confident that alternative solutions offered by Apple and other vendors, combined with a fully packaged retail copy of Windows, will satisfy this need."

Posted by Antony at August 9, 2006 8:18 AM

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