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Jun 22, 2001, 10:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephan Somogyi)

A reviewer discusses how he used Virtual PC for Windows to install OpenBSD and Mandrake Linux 8:

"Since I'd planned to upgrade this particular to Win Me anyway, I nuked the real PC drive's contents, performed a clean install of Win Me, and then installed VPC again. I then downloaded the Mandrake 8.0 ISO images, mounted the images directly in VPC--something that I cannot do in the current version of VPC for Mac--and installed the OS. Just like with OpenBSD 2.9, nothing untoward happened, the install completed successfully, and the Linux 'guest' OS appears happy in its new home."

"Virtual PC for Windows is going to rock the worlds of IT professionals as well as anyone with a use for running multiple OSes simultaneously. It takes a little while to wrap one's brain around the idea of using Virtual PC, but the convenience of creating a new virtual PC to try something out, makes Virtual PC for Windows well worth investigating more closely."

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