Virtual PC (VPC)

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People always ask me what OS do I use.  And I have to admit I just switched to Vista.  And with that change I put a serious issue in front of my.  I can no longer develop in older applications (visual studio 2003).  So to get around this I use VPC (virutal PC’s)  I have used these in the past to run different operating systems (windows server, or an older version of sql) 

I have found over the years that the performance of VPC 2004 was not that great.  But with the new version Virtual PC 2007 I have seen some serious performance gains.  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx (to download)

For those who don’t know, VPC’s basically let you run another opperating system on your machine, in a window.  It is great for development and testing, because you don’t have to purchase any more hardware.

 

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