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Virtual PC 2007 on Vista RC2

Posted in Vista | Virtualization at Wednesday, October 11, 2006 6:46 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Developing application on Vista RC2 just got a whole lot easier: Virtual PC 2007 Beta is available. Prior to this release Virtual PC didn't play very nicely on Vista so you were forced to setup Virtual Server. VS has some benefits over Virtual PC, but VPC is much more convenient to use.

Since VPC 2007 supports Vista as a host operating system the glass features are enabled. From the VPC Guy:

Major changes include:

  • Support for hardware virtualization (Intel and AMD)
  • Support for Windows Vista as a host operating system
  • Support for Windows Vista as a guest operating system
    • Note: No support for Aero Glass though - just Aero Basic
  • Support for 64-bit host operating systems
    • Note: Virtual machines are 32-bit only
  • Improved performance

VPC 2007 detected that my Toshiba M5 has hardware virtualization and enabled it. So far it seems very fast and easy to use. I'm glad to see this being released as it completes my RC2 machine.

Technorati Tags: Vista

Sunday, October 29, 2006 7:32:27 PM (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-08:00)
Was checking out Technorati when I ran across your site. Very cool. I have been also using the VPC 2007 on Vista beta but find performance still better if I use Virtual Server.
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