"Virtual PC allows users to run PC DOS, Red Hat Linux and
various flavors of Microsoft Windows on a Power Mac G3 or G4
system. Performance is typically the biggest issue with PC
emulators, and Connectix said the new version is up to twice as
fast as previous releases, with enhanced support for the PowerPC
G4's Velocity Engine. Connectix representatives demonstrated the
software for MacWEEK, and while we did not subject it to our own
tests, it did appear to be much faster than its predecessors."
"You can run multiple versions of Windows (or Red Hat
Linux), limited only by memory and drive capacity. The virtual
machines are displayed as dynamic thumbnail images in a window,
which also lists the current status of each (running, not running,
saved or paused). Interface enhancements include scrollable
windows and support for three-button mice and scroll
"Connectix has also enhanced VPC's network support. The
software's Shared IP technology allows the virtual Windows machine
to use the Mac's network settings. VPC 4.0 enhances the feature by
providing support for DHCP servers, allowing virtual Windows and
Linux machines in VPC to share the Mac's DHCP settings. As before,
you can print to networked PC printers. The software also allows
use of many USB devices, such as Cardscan 500, for which there are
no Mac drivers (one exception is Wacom's PenPartner tablet). You'll
need Mac OS 9 to take advantage of the USB support."
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