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Microsoft to release Virtual PC 2004 by end of the year

updated 03:00 pm EST, Fri November 7, 2003

New version of VPC coming

Microsoft is readying the , an update to its recently acquired emulation product that allows users to run multiple operating systems on the same computer simultaneously, according to IDG News Service: "On Monday, the vendor plans to release Virtual PC 2004 to manufacturing, the product's final phase before becoming commercially available... Virtual PC 2004 should be on store shelves before the end of the year, Microsoft has said. Virtual Server is being finalized and is scheduled to ship in the first quarter of next year, a slight delay from the original plan to release the product in the final quarter of 2003."




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    VPC 2004 is for Wintel

    MS VPC 2004 is for Windows hosted Virtual PC not on the Mac

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    New Mac Version?

    Is there any news of a Mac specific version? The articles does not specify if this will be for all platforms or just windows.

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    I hope it's

    compatible with the G5.

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    it only makes sense...

    Microsoft makes most of its money in software sales... For them to NOT update the Mac version wouldn't make any sort of business sense on their part. There are a lot of Virtual PC [for mac] customers out there who are itching for an upgrade.

    I seriously doubt they will leave us out in the cold.

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    This is for Windows only!

    This is not the Mac version of Virtual PC. It is only the Windows version of Virtual PC. There is still no word when the next release of Virtual PC for Mac is coming.

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    Now this stuff is real!

    Thread hijack:
    For all you engineers out there, take a look at this college report:
    http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~kovar/hall.html
    :-)

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    PC's suck

    When I told this Wintel fanboy that the G5 addresses 8GB of Memory, he sends me this link that say the Xeon has 64GB Addressability. After some research on my own, I found out that it supports Intel Extended Server Memory Architecture. Which uses memory greater that 4GB as a program controlled cache. Keyword here "cache." It doesn't address that memory directly. So keep up the fight Mac folks. These PC people play all kind of tricks and word games to confuse issues. Sorry I'm off topic.

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    Actually...

    PowerMac G5s have slots that only allow 8GB of RAM (with current DIMMs). I believe the mother board allows the use of 16GB of RAM (memory controller allows for). This is a simple limitation choice of the mother board and controller in the PowerMac G5. It can be extended by Apple as needed. Basically the PowerMac G5s is targeted as a high-end desktop/workstation not a server. Most workstation systems are in the range of allowing 8GB to 16GB of RAM.

    Now the PPC 970 CPU ("G5") support 42b wide pyhsical addresses (4TB of RAM). In otherwords the PPC 970 could address 4TB of RAM if the hardware it was install in had matching capabilities.

    With Mac OS X for PowerMac G5s the OS supports the use of as much physical RAM as the hardware allows (currently 8GBs), however it only allows 4GB per process (virtual address space). That however is the same as current Windows / Windows Server to the best of my knowledge.

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    AMD64

    AMD64 will address more than 4 gigabytes, so the mac ram thing is irrelevant...

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    Why bother....

    …reporting on the release of a product that isn't made for the Mac on MacNN? Your headline got my G5-owning-hopes up. Shame on you.

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