The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Microsoft: No VirtualPC for Leopard

Microsoft: No VirtualPC for Leopard

by , 2:10 PM EST, December 12th, 2007

For those who still need to run Virtual PC on their PowerPC-based Macs, Microsoft has made it official. There will be no support for VirtualPC in Leopard for PowerPC Macs. The latest (and last) version of Virtual PC for Tiger is 7.0.3.

Recently, there were discussions on the Apple Support Forum about Microsoft's support for VirtualPC under Leopard on the older PowerPC-based Macs. TMO asked Microsoft about it.

A spokesperson for Microsoft told TMO on Wednesday: We "wanted to let you know that we will not support VPC running on PPC Macs with Leopard. The Mac BU has moved on to focus on native Mac software, especially Office 2008."

VPC 7.0.3 is the last version which runs under Tiger. Of course, for Intel Macs, there are much better solutions for running Windows, either with Boot Camp or virtualization. However, for those with older PPC Macs who need to continue running VPC, upgrading to Leopard is not an option on a single boot system.

The chart below summarizes the four possible options.


Recent Headlines - Updated May 27th

Wed,3:10 PM
How to Deauthorize All Devices in iTunes 12
Wed,6:47 PM
TextExpander 5 and TextExpander touch 3.5 Released
6:10 PM
ACM 308: Jony Ive’s New Job, Cortana, and Apple Watch Wish List
6:04 PM
iOS Bug can Crash Your iPhone with a Text Message
5:10 PM
Apple Redefined ‘Hidden’ in Photos App for Mac
4:50 PM
Texas BBQ and High Technology…
2:08 PM
Last Chance to Register for the Apple Thunderbolt Giveaway
1:04 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-27: Apple’s Big Discoveryd and Messages Bugs
12:56 PM
Skype for Mac Update Ignores Its Own Audio Settings
9:36 AM
Yosemite 10.10.4 Beta Dumps Discoveryd to Fix Network Issues
8:55 AM
OS X: 3 Tricks for Moving Files Around
Tue,6:35 PM
iKlip Grip: iPhone Stand and Selfiestick with Bluetooth Shutter
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!