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Vitual PC on OS9
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Nov 1, 2000, 06:22 AM
 
Someone told me it's impossible to run Virtual Pc on his iBook with OS 9. So he istalled OS 8.6. Is this true??? I'm buying an iBook within 2 days and I wanna know whether to put OS 9 or 8.6 on it. Any suggestions are welcome.

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Nov 1, 2000, 07:44 AM
 
Running Virtual PC 3 on OS 9.0.4 works very well (Windows 98 is what I'm running, but I noticed that 2000 and Red Hat Linux should work as well). Not sure why someone said it wouldn't work. One recommendaton: Partition your hard drive and put VPC on its own partition. (A personal preference more than anything. I think it works better this way!)

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Nov 1, 2000, 01:13 PM
 
VPC 3.03 (Windoze 98) runs great on a number of my OS 9.0.4 Macs - G3/G4 just fine.

Scott

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Nov 1, 2000, 02:45 PM
 
VPC 2 does not run on OS 9 but will run on OS 8.6. I think this is what your friend was talking about. Just get the latest version of VPC (its 3. something) and it will work just fine.
     
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Nov 1, 2000, 03:56 PM
 
VPC v2.1.3 Will run on OS 9.04. I've done it. I've also upgraded to v3.03 and can't say that I see much difference in performance. If you need USB you have to go to v3, I think. Connectix recommends Win98 for USB, but I suspect you could use a later version of Win95 that supports USB if you could find the right drivers. Anyone know about this?
     
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Nov 1, 2000, 04:35 PM
 
Yes, 2.1.3 will run in OS 9.0.4.
All versions have very limited USB support - not much beyond the mouse and keyboard really.

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Nov 2, 2000, 03:53 AM
 
Version 3 didn't work for me. Kept crashing. The 3.03A updater fixed that, and it runs fine.

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Nov 2, 2000, 02:19 PM
 
Thanks for the replies. I found the software also for mac, so I won't use VPC.
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Nov 5, 2000, 06:44 PM
 
I have an iBook w/OS 9.0.4 & use VPC 3.03. I find its rather slow, but otherwise works fine. I acually installed Windows ME on it, and there are deffinatly no incompatabilites. I figure I'd probably do better w/More ram (I've got 64 MB Physical)...
     
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Nov 10, 2000, 09:04 PM
 
I run Virtual PC on my ibook firewire and I used to run it in ibook original... it runs much faster on my ibook firewire... it helps that I have 192 megs of ram.. I don't recomend using it if you have less then 96 megs of ram.
     
   
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