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Cam
15th September 2004, 07:40 PM
Yes. Well now that I have got your attention..

If anyone has read http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=651

Virtual PC 7 Feature cuts!

Another case of Microsoft Over Promising and Under Delivering!

Quamen
15th September 2004, 08:15 PM
Well there goes any hopes of using a mac to play PC games on. Oh well. Microsoft must really be feeling some pressures. First they cut stuff out of Longhorn, and now out of VPC7

Phillip
15th September 2004, 08:38 PM
Microsoft's macintosh BU has nothing to do with Microsoft's Windows department. they arn't even in the same campus.

but, damn, i was looking forward to vp7. well once i can be bothered getting windows installed anyway.

Cam
15th September 2004, 08:46 PM
Still the same Corporate's making decissions

sillydog701
15th September 2004, 09:52 PM
How reliable is the "inside information" from rumour sites?

the_argon
15th September 2004, 09:54 PM
Damn. I was really hanging out for the VPC 7 final for those features. :(

Native 3D would be great... anything but an S3 would be great...

Same with multiprocessor support, I thought this would have to be one of the core features and they've scrapped it.

Very disappointing...

Oh well, we can hope they will be included in VPC 7.1

pipsqeek
15th September 2004, 10:55 PM
While we are on the subject.

I was only told about this today while getting a new battery for the iBook under warranty, from the Apple Authorised Service Centre.

WineHQ is an alternative OS thing. I am not too sure of the details.

But basically its getting to the point, I was told, that you can pretty much, almost run Linux on the OS X boxes without too many issues with Emulation and the like.

Steve

the_argon
16th September 2004, 12:01 AM
FYI: Wine Is Not an Emulator (it's a compatibility layer)

http://www.winehq.com

also see

http://darwine.opendarwin.org/ (a Mac OS X port of WINE)

Cam
16th September 2004, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by the_argon@Sep 16 2004, 12:01 AM
FYI: Wine Is Not an Emulator (it's a compatibility layer)

http://www.winehq.com

also see

http://darwine.opendarwin.org/ (a Mac OS X port of WINE)
Wine is a compatability layer for x86 window's API's.

What this mean's is Wine is completely useless on a PPC machine because it cant run the x86 API's without the help of a processor emulator.

Yes. They have ported Wine to PPC. No, they dont yet have a integrated Processor Emulator so in the short time, wine is useless to you.