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Connectix VirtualPC Technology Demonstration Available for Download

May 16, 2001, 22:19 (12 Talkback[s])

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Connectix has announced the release of a beta version of its Virtual PC product for Intel hardware. The software allows users to run guest operating systems, much like VMWare. Unlike VMWare, however, the product only runs under Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Windows ME. According to the company, the final product will ship in mid-June at an estimated price of $199.

PCWorld.com wrote up a brief review of the product, giving it generally good marks, but pointing out the underlying irony of running a stable operating system as a guest under Windows:

Red Hat Linux installed and ran smoothly. However, the stability benefits gained with Linux are negated by fact it runs under the less-stable Windows 98. Besides supporting Red Hat Linux, Virtual PC works with the latest Linux distributions from SuSE and Mandrake.

The no-cost download is available at http://preview.connectix.com/