Best pc emulator.

3mors

HampCake Studios
What is the best pc emulator now in commerce?

I know Virtual PC 4.0, is this the best one?

Thanx,
 

Beefpile

Registered
And VP4 is the only one you can use under OSX right now. :p

beefpile
 

3mors

HampCake Studios
I have Virtual PC 4.
On the official site, on software requirements there's written that it's plenty supported by mac os x, but when I want to install it, it tries to use classic mode. Why?
 

AdmiralAK

Simply Daemonic
there are 2 versions, a classic and an OS X.
The OS X is in beta or something. The actual commercial product is classix (as far as I know)


Admiral
 

tismey

Official Bartender
You can download the 'Test Drive' version from Connectix for free, but you need a valid V4 (with serial number) to get a new serial number so it will work.
 

3mors

HampCake Studios
???
If I download this test drive and use it with my virtual pc 4 and serial, will I be able to run the program on os x?

Thanx,
 

strobe

Puny Member
I run Debian in VirtualPC and use XDarwin to display graphics. This allows me to run wine which is often better than running Win98 in VirtualPC.

VPC in OS X is definitely slow however, probably because they are using the old event manager code instead of Carbon events. I think I'll try to get my old Dual PII running, I think the emulated 10BT card is a bottleneck and using my 100BT LAN will actually be faster.
 

Obormot

Registered
Originally posted by Beefpile
And VP4 is the only one you can use under OSX right now. :p

beefpile
Not true. SoftWindows runs in Classic, and according to people who use it, is actually better than VPC4 for some programs (mostly old DOS apps).
 

AdmiralAK

Simply Daemonic
softwindows stinks :p
I had bought it...and it just stinks!
Upgradeability is nill.

VPC is much better. If people want to use DOS programs just install DOS in vpc ;)
 

Myke

Registered
It's probably too late to post this - but I'd like to disagree with Admiral.

At the moment Soft Windows is way ahead of VPC running in OSX. VPC is unbearably slow. S/W on the other hand cracks along.

Just my experience ....
 
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