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Free Download: Virtual PC 2004 & 2007

Free Download: Virtual PC 2004 & 2007

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Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that Virtual PC is now available free of charge.

Whether Microsoft virtualization technology is an important component of your existing infrastructure or you're just a Virtual PC enthusiast, you can now download Virtual PC 2004 absolutely free. Microsoft is also offering the free download of Virtual PC 2007, with support for Windows Vista in 2007.

From: Microsoft Virtual PC 2004

You may recall in April that Microsoft made Virtual Server available free of charge (Free Download: Virtual Server 2005 R2).

Virtual PC or Virtual Server can be your best friend when wanting to install CTP releases on your best hardware without interfering with your day job applications and OS.

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  • I don’t know about 2007 but comparing to 2004, VMWare Workstation is faster :-) , and have more features.

    It would be nice if in 2007, performance gets improved, and the VPC gets a step ahead and starts a support of a unified drivers; for example, I should be able to get the same performance of my graphics card, if it runs inside the VPC or outside the VPC.

    This can only be achieved if there is some standard of how to install your driver in Windows, and in Windows under VPC, and then how to get them to forward data to each other directly in order to  improve the performance.

    If not, never mind, by the time VPC catches up on performance, I guess vmware would have solved that too :-)
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