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medic17506

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It appears in the very near future that a new laptop and/or PC will be a necessity and VISTA is pretty much my only option although I'd love to try a Mac and Unix/Linux machine I have to have a Windows compatible machine.

Can someone give me pros & cons and experience with a virtual pc or virtual operating system through one of the products listed below or perhaps a different one not listed.

Microsoft's Virtual PC
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx

VMWare
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Thanks,

Brandon Morris
Barons', Inc.
 

peterh40

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I have used both bits of software. Virtual PC works best with Microsoft OS' only while VMWare will work with many OS' incl. Linux and Unix OS'. You cannot run Mac OS on such a system. You need to buy an Apple Mac to run Mac OS.

Check out my website:
http://www.pcguru.plus.com/virtualpc.html
 

medic17506

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Great thanks for the comment - VMWare is what was suggested to me...the primary reason for needing the virtual pc is b/c I still need to run QuickBooks 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, & 2006 which do NOT work with VISTA - so I could still do all of that in XP and then potentially teach myself Unix/Linux OS too, correct?
 
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VMWare is what I am using at the moment. I don't know about the others, but with VMWare, I converted my XP machine to a VM and now run it on Vista. Something to think about if you want to keep your old OS and run that, too.

VirtualBox is also very good and free. It's worth a try before spending any money. I run Ubuntu very efficiently on it.
 

medic17506

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Awesome - that's actually what I was wanting to do as you'll see if you look at the previous post...thank you very much!
 
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