[4:20 PM] Connectix Ships Virtual PC With Windows 2000
Connectix has announced that a version of Virtual PC is now shipping for Windows 2000. The company has shipped a new version of Virtual PC 3.0 that is compatible with Microsoft's latest Windows operating system. According to Connectix:
Connectix Corporation Ships Connectix Virtual PC with Windows 2000
Connectix Virtual PC with Windows 2000 gives you a seamless and hassle-free way to run Windows 2000 on your Mac. Installation is no different than any Mac application. With Virtual PC, your computer easily becomes a Mac and a Windows machine all in one.
PRODUCT: The Connectix Virtual PC product line bridges the compatibility gap between Mac and PC environments by allowing Mac users to run PC applications, access networks, and share files. Virtual PC is currently available in five versions: with PC-DOS, with Red Hat Linux, with Windows 95, with Windows 98, and with Windows 2000 each pre-installed and pre-configured. FEATURES:
Run Windows Programs from the Mac for true cross-platform compatibility
Full Ethernet Support provides access to PC Networks such as Novell NetWare (IPX), TCP/IP, Microsoft Networking (NetBEUI), Microsoft Remote Access Services (RAS)
Bi-directional Drag and Drop of text, graphics and files between Mac and windows environments
Extensive USB device support provides connections for popular peripherals
AppleScript support to automate repetitive tasks in both Mac and Windows
Shared Internet connection; one address shared between Mac and Windows environments BUY: Customers can purchase the Windows 2000 version starting March 27th through the Connectix online store. It will be widely available at retail stores, mail order catalogs, and online stores where Macintosh products are sold.
PRICE: Estimated street price for Virtual PC with Windows 2000 is $329
You can find more information on Virtual PC for WIndows 2000 at the company's web site. The product is priced at US$329.
The Mac Observer Spin: Connectix should have a winner with this product. As frustrating as it may be for some Mac users, there are situations where people need to run Windows on occasion. Windows 2000, while not a raging success in Microsoft terms, is being adopted in some corporate markets. For this reason, this is an important release from Connectix for many Mac users.