today announced the release of its PC emulation software for the Macintosh, Virtual PC 4.0, equipped with Microsoft’s Windows 2000 operating system.
Virtual PC version 4.0 is now available in four different versions: PC-DOS, Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows 2000. The software enables your Mac to emulate the operating characteristics of a PC-compatible computer, making it possible for Mac users to run Windows software that won’t run on Mac OS.
Virtual PC 4.0 is up to twice as fast as the previous version, according to Connectix Corp., and supports larger and expandable disk images as well — the Windows disk image used by Virtual PC expands as needed, rather than staying confined to a pre-set amount. Other new features include support for Connectix OS packs, making upgrading or adding a second operating system “as easy as copying a file.” The software can run multiple operating systems simultaneously and provides full Ethernet support to PC networks.
Virtual PC 4.0 with Windows 2000 is now available through the
Connectix online store
for US$249; the software is also expected to be available presently at retail stores, mail order catalog retailers, and online resellers.