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Nov 08, 2000, 15:24 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Seebach)

[ Thanks to Jeremy C. Reed for this link. ]

"A while back, I saw "VirtualPC with Linux". I ignored it; an emulated PC didn't seem like it would ever make sense to me. But times change, and Apple has special trade-up programs, so I suddenly found myself the proud owner of a shiny new G3 Mac laptop."

"Unfortunately, I'm still a Unix guy. Mostly. But it's hard to deny that there are some nice games and userland applications for MacOS, and I like to deal with computers on their own terms, so I decided to run Unix in an emulator."

"Virtual PC is a PC emulator. It emulates the behavior of a fairly standard PC, including text mode video, graphics, and sound. It's totally software based, but it acts like a computer similar to (but not quite identical to, of course) a PC. It's just like porting to a PC with a new motherboard. It can run full-screen or in a window; full-screen is most useful for graphical modes. I have most often used it either with a window (with a PC in text mode) or full screen (with a 1024x768 X display)."

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