OT: Virtual PC vs "Real" PC

MisterX b.xavier at internet.lu
Fri Aug 20 16:05:07 EDT 2004

A couple of points:

Dont get xp home edition to develop.

Try the XP theme, quit RR then try the W98/2000 theme. 
Dont use BMPs for images (last lesson learned from Pie Control)

To try different versions of RR (and or themes), 
just create different users in XP. 

Just remember not to use the same files across 2 different
RR applications or use the same RR app by two users at the
same time - unless you like trouble...

And with RR, you dont need MS software, you just write your
own office anyway dont you? ;) 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
> [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com]On Behalf Of Dar Scott
> Sent: Friday, August 20, 2004 21:16
> To: How to use Revolution
> Subject: Re: OT: Virtual PC vs "Real" PC
> On Aug 20, 2004, at 12:52 PM, Sannyasin Sivakatirswami wrote:
> > Does Virtual PC really do a good enough job? Or do I need to 
> > requisition a cheap Dell running windows 2000. The "lo-end" Windows 
> > user experience would be the target.
> For checking it out, Virtual PC is good.  It can be slow on Mac.  The 
> plus of slow is that it exposes some silly gui and graphics things you 
> might be doing.  The minus of slow is that it may not be sufficient to 
> get the feel of a user's interaction.
> A used computer with an OS can be cheap.  The greater cost might 
> finding a place to set it up.  And lugging in a monitor.
> If you need to test on lots of Windows platforms, I'd consider a good 
> PC with XP Pro and then Virtual PC for Windows with several operating 
> systems.  If this qualifies (and I think it would), you might get most 
> or all the software you need with the right msdn level.
> Dar
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