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November 8th, 1999

[3:30 PM] New Utility Makes It Virtually Stabilizes And Improves Performance Of Virtual PC
by Staff

The good people of AuctionMac Software have released a new utility that is guaranteed to put a smile on the face of any Mac user using or thinking about using Virtual PC. The new app effectively optimizes, and then automates the optimization process, your Mac for the best Virtual PC performance. According to AuctionMac Software:

AuctionMac Software has released VPC Helper, a new utility aimed at users of Connectix' award winning Virtual PC PC emulation software.

Emulating a Windows PC on a Mac stresses every system resource, making large amounts of RAM and processor cycles required commodities. Up to now, freeing up RAM and processor speed for Virtual PC has been tedious, time-consuming, and irritating. Now, VPC Helper offers tried-and-true methods of freeing up resources for maximum Virtual PC performance.

VPC Helper v1.0 offers several features... VPC Helper will quickly prepare your Mac for Virtual PC use and allow one-click configuration and return. VPC Helper will set your Virtual Memory settings (Mac OS 9 only), set Conflict Catcher 8 startup sets, quit the Finder, quit 'hidden' background apps and processes, and restart your Mac (if needed) in direct preparation for maximum Virtual PC use! And VPC Helper quickly configures and reconfigures settings with a click of the button!

A 64MB G3 can run a stable Windows 98 OS without the drawbacks of using Virtual Memory (VPC Helper works with any version of Virtual PC)! VPC Helper will safely and easily free as many resources as possible to help you get the most out of Virtual PC. In our tests, VPC Helper methods dramatically improved both CPU and disk-intensive processes! (A complete performance comparison chart is available on the web site.)

VPC Helper is priced at only US$8.99. You can find more information and download links at the company's web site. AuctionMac Software is also offering a full 10-day demo of the product.

The Mac Observer Spin: This is a fine utility, and a shining example of the richness of the Mac shareware developer community. This product should be a hit for AuctionMac Software.

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