OT: Virtual PC vs "Real" PC
rcozens at pon.net
Tue Aug 24 14:07:58 EDT 2004
FWIW [virtually nothing, since the product is now discontinued],
there is an alternative that was consistently rated 4 to 5 times
faster than VPC: SoftWindows.
Whereas VPC emulates the entire Intel instruction set, SoftWindows
translates some instructions directly to Mac OS calls. Running
SoftWindows 98 on an original iBook & Mac OS 9.2, I was able to run
ESRI's ArcExplorer "GIS for Everyone" tutorials with "reasonably"
Once again, the better product bites the dust...flattened by the
Rob Cozens, Staff Conservator
Mendonoma Marine Life Conservancy
"...three factors have forever altered the traditional ''freedoms''
coincident with the hunter-gatherer way of life:
* swift population increase...,
* the rapid advance of technology, and, most influential &...dangerous of all,
* a perverse self-centered mind-set that shapes the character of
many human actions"
Sylvia A. Earle, in Sea Change
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