Connectix: in January VPC 4.0
Virtual PC has always been the solution for Mac users who occasionally have to use applications and CDs created for Windows … Furthermore, it is possible to manage with a single machine and from a single workplace a series of operations that would require two distinct CPUs, more space and management costs.
An emulated PC is obviously not as fast as a Mac but Connectix is ??now able to exploit many features of the Apple CPUs and make significant progress on the performance side.
Official time: Connectix will release in San Francisco the 4.0 version of its flagship software. It is learned from a statement by the Italian distributor, Melaeffe, which follows the first clues that appeared in the morning and which Macity had also reported. "Virtual PC 4.0 adds – we learn from the press release – better performance, expandable image disks, an enriched user interface and the possibility of running several operating systems simultaneously. ?Virtual PC 4.0 will target a new and wider segment of Mac users, thanks to its extraordinary performance and features ?says Mitchell Cipriano, Vice President of Marketing, and adds? even current users will surely benefit from the possibility of using several Windows applications more efficiently. ?The speed of VPC 4.0 would, according to benchmarks compiled by Connectix, up to at twice as high as the previous version thanks to the better support of the Velocity Engine and performance yet. The management of allows to allocate additional memory (up to 512MB) to the operating system used under Virtual PC without leaving the application. The changes to the interface now allow windows with scroll bars and support for three-button mouse with scroll.VPC wheel 4, and this is perhaps the greatest novelty of running several operating systems at the same time, for example Windows 98 and Windows 2000, or two copies of Windows 98 Here prices, versions and release dates: Virtual PC 4.0 DOS with installation guide in Italian will be available from 15 January 2001 with a suggested retail price of 289,000 with VAT. Virtual PC 4.0 W98 with Windows 98 license and installation guide in Italian will be available from January 2001. Suggested price to the public 659,000 with VAT. Virtual PC 4.0 ME with Windows ME license and installation guide in Italian, available from February 2001 Price not yet available. Virtual PC 4.0 Upgrade with installation guide in Italian available from January 2001. Suggested price to the public 229,000 with IVA. Virtual PC can be purchased online at http://www.melaeffe.com. Virtual PC licenses purchased starting November 1, 2000 will be entitled to a free upgrade (with a shipping charge) to version 4.0, to be requested directly at the ConnectixInfine site, here are the system requests: Macintosh PowerPC G3 or G4; Mac OS 8.5 or later; 50MB of minimum RAM, 64 MB RAM recommended, to be assigned to Virtual PC; CD-ROM reader